MOBO Award-nominated rapper and vocalist J VESSEL is back in the forefront with the visuals for his single “Lose Control”. The single is taken from his forthcoming sophomore project, The Story Of Jordan James, which is due for release later this year, and produced by Victizzle (notable for working with the likes of Stormzy, Chip, and Ms. Banks). The single is a laid-back, somewhat infectious record where J Vessel delivers his lines in a melody infused manner. Thematically speaking, J Vessel switches to story-telling mode, as he battles his conscience around a subject many can relate to, underpinned by his honesty, catchy rap-singing flow, and relatable lyrics.
The visuals were directed by MNNY ADYMI, whose previous credits include working with Guvna B and Jake Isaac, among others, to capture the story of ‘Lose Control’ and bring the record further to life. Filmed across London, the visuals capture the everyday struggles and battle of the mind between Passion and Purity. From start to end, the visuals show the battles that occur every day in our minds, on a quest to be the best version of ourselves at all times.
Donald Glover comes out of nowhere and delivers what he called Summer Pack, a 2 track release that exudes the hottest season of the year. In his usual fashion, he gives no explanation and just Beyonce‘d it on everyone on the internet.
The track is pure smoothness in every sense of the word. The vintage vibe is undeniable and at times his inflection reminds me of early Bobby Brown summer records. The production is pure nostalgia put on wax and Donald brings a wide variety of influences on the track from 90s RnB, electro-pop and some sprinkles of soul music as well.
Feels Like Summer
The second tune titled “Feels Like Summer” has an alternative, pop/soul vibe and doesn’t quite stray from the summer theme. It is somewhat dreamy and ethereal which makes it pretty engaging, to be honest. Apparently, these tracks serve as one-off material as he is preparing for his This Is America tour alongside Vince Staples and Rae Sremmurd. The tour kicks off on the 6th of September tour tickets and merchandise available HERE
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