R&B is a genre that has become something of the zeitgeist of this decade, surfacing across many other genres and trends. Nowhere is this more the case than with it’s blend with electronic music. With that comes a risk of over-saturation, which means it often takes something unique to stand out in the R&B crowd.
Enter, Jamie Lane. Recently turning heads with his first single, ‘Sink’, the Queensland artist has brought an eclectic style when it comes to crafting electronic R&B. The guy has a fantastic command of production, with this first single serving as a daring example of his sampling talents, as well as a unique, quivering vocal style.
Now, Lane has heads turning again with his latest effort, ‘Say It Again’ feat. Naji. While this follow up isn’t as experimental or as sample focussed as ‘Sink’, it makes up for it by being an effortlessly cool piece of music.
The track starts with a crisp beat, with some piano keys at the beginning adding a lot of colour. The production choices are consistently fire, with the choice of drones and nice, sparkling keyboards at the song’s climax giving the song a nocturnal, sensual feel.
Lane’s vocals add a unique quality to the track, especially when he multitracks them in the chorus. However, Naji’s efforts in the second verse almost steal the show, with his more chilled-out style blending so nicely with the production and adding the crowning touch.
This is a really smooth, sensual piece of electronic R&B, and while not as experimental, confirms that Jamie Lane is a talent we should be keeping an eye on.