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Jamie Lane gets sensual and atmospheric on new R&B banger, 'Desire'

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Jamie Lane is back! Hot on the heels of his eclectic single he dropped last month ‘Say It Again’, the enigmatic Queensland artist has returned with a new R&B banger, ‘Desire.’

Lane has been carving out a name for himself in the underground over the last year, achieving some crossover success with the song ‘Sink.’ However, 2019 has shown the forward-thinking R&B artist is looking ahead to bigger and better things.

Known for his experimental approach to hip hop, Lane keeps that eccentric style that made ‘Say It Again’ so interesting, but at the same time, has brought a real sense of smooth catchiness to this track. This is a low-key, nocturnal effort, filled with bass, reverb and atmosphere.

On the surface, this is a very sensual track, with heavy, bassy verses contrasting nicely with shrill instrumental choruses, with punchy synths introducing themselves into the mix to compliment Lane’s unique singing style. Flying solo on this effort, Lane is able to take centre stage a bit more and it is needed; his performance here is a much more emotionally driven one than his previous efforts, which is a welcome change of pace.

However, the lyrics detail a much more sombre story, as Lane details how he is fighting in a romantic relationship, almost to the point where he’s barely able to feel good about being in love, restoring the fire in the relationship, and attaining the eponymous desire he so desperately craves.

A sign of a great artist is when they are able to push forward and create experimental music that not only pushes boundaries, but also appeals to people. For Lane, this track signals a confident step in the right direction. More, please!

Jamie Lane Expertly Blends R&B And Electro On Effortlessly Cool New Track 'Say It Again' (ft. Naji)

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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.