New Music: starRo

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Minimal, sublime beats with some airy vocals from Jarell Perry. Takes you away to a place far away. Check out here.

First Watch: Jarell Perry ‘Getaway’

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One of Jarell Perry’s standout tracks gets some video treatment. ‘Getaway’ can be found on the celebrated ‘Simple Things’ LP – which you can download for free here.

First Listen: Jarell Perry ‘4th of July’

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Best song I’ve heard all day. Suitably titled ‘4th of July’, this new track from Jarell Perry is so breathless.

Free Download: Jarell Perry ‘Simple Things EP’

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It’s FINALLY out! Jarell Perry is one of my favourite artists to have come out of the last twelve months. There’s something about the way he plays with RnB to make a slick and airy sound that I’m a total sucker for.

The EP is free to download right here.

Free Download: Jarell Perry ‘First Time’

 

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As usual, Jarell Perry delivers with his free downloads. This time it features Nacho Picasso, Locksmith, and Torae.

Free Download: Jarell Perry ‘Aviation High’ (Semi Precious Weapons Cover)

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That Jarell Perry just keeps giving away more and more free brilliance. This is a very sexy and lofty cover of a Semi Precious Weapons Cover .

Interview: Quickfire with Jarell Perry

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I’ve featured Jarell Perry a good few times on here. I’m always impressed with the quality of his work, and have loved the few tracks I’ve heard so far from this very promising chap. I threw a few questions his way recently, so I figured you’d like to know more about one of my favourite RnB talents of late…

Hello Jarell! For those readers who don’t know much about you, can you tell us more about yourself and how would you describe your sound?

Simple man turned songwriter turned artist, pushing some boundaries and just making the music I want to hear. The sound is classic and unexpected at the same time.

You’ve taken the blog world by surprise recently with tracks like ‘Awkward’ and ‘Getaway’ – were you expecting the buzz to pick the way it did?

You always hope for the best and look for a record to be that ONE hit that breaks you. But I try to go in with minimal expectations. I’m definitely glad the way it’s turned out – the response has been overwhelming positive. With Getaway, I felt it was more of a risk, but the payoff is looking exponential right now.

You’ve worked with the likes of Usher, Diplo, Thurz and Fat Joe. That’s a pretty varied blend of artists; how did these collaborations happen?

Divine intervention always plays a role I think. My covers on YouTube got me a meeting with Usher, my placement with Fat Joe came through a run-in at the studio…I have a great team and friends always making introductions, too. I want to collab with as many dope artists as possible, regardless of genre – it’s always a learning experience.

What’s happening over the next few months for you?

Releasing Simple Things, planning a tour, and working on the next album.

Who’s your biggest current inspiration?

My number one inspiration will always be Stevie Wonder, for his musicality, songwriting, and vocal ability…

Who’s your favourite up and coming artist that you’d like to share with us?

I recently got into this band called HAIM. They have really sick production and can’t wait to hear more from them.

Your album Simple Things comes out on March 18. Tell us about it. Also what do you want fans to get out of it?

Simple Things is the truest introduction of myself to the world. Musically, I’m exploring all of the sounds I’m a fan of right now, from indie-acoustic to dubstep and chill-wave. Lyrically, I wanted to capture some basic human emotions that can’t always be explained in a love song. Those are the simple things I want people to take away. Every song describes a certain moment – take, eat, it’ll be the soundtrack to your life.

First Listen: Jarell Perry ‘Getaway’

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The more I listen to Jarell Perry the more excited I get with the potential I’m hearing. If you listen to just one RnB song this week, let it be this. And it’s being given away as a free download. I love it!

First Listen: Jarell Perry ‘Whiskey a Go Go’

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One of the more unique RnB finds from last year, this is Jarell Perry’s new track. A new LP is out later in the year.

New Music: Jarell Perry

I got a bit excited on the inside when I first heard this- a big RnB sound reminiscent of Frank Ocean but with a bit of an electronic edge. Check out here.