The best music seems to come from the worst personal experiences, and JMSN’s “Cruel Intentions” is no exception.
The progressive Detroit native (whose name is pronounced “Jameson”) is currently preparing for the release of his upcoming record, It Is. Having received praise from the likes of Chris Brown and Usher for his previous album Priscilla, the pensive producer has collaborations under his belt with Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Game, and Freddie Gibbs.
Now living in Los Angeles, the R&B singer/songwriter/producer is kicking on this era of his career with the emotional “Cruel Intentions.” Taking #relationshipgoals to a whole new level, the six-minute track puts the crooner on full display as he attempts to work out his own personal affairs, painting a jaded perspective with the woven instrumentation.
Listen closely, and you can hear JMSN voice the wavering concerns of all couples: whether to leave or stay, are they a perfect match, why can’t they get along. The song is a perfect listen, a cathartic relief as relationships issues are turned from abrasive to amazing.
Regarding his new album, JMSN’s It Is is a 13-track project, described to be a display of the singer’s “genre-bending capabilities,” as the collection spans from “sultry to vengeful, to hypnotic.” “Cruel Intentions” is the a perfect preview of the album, as the smooth and simmering slow is full of hot vocals, melted brass, and more.
To gear up for the May 6th release, JMSN is taking pre-orders for It Is, which will be released May 6 (vinyl, CD, and digital), before the former Motown artist, who has described his style as “hippie R&B,” goes on tour this spring.
Listen to “Cruel Intentions” below, and be sure to take note of the track listing for It Is, and the tour schedule for JMSN’s nationwide trek.
It Is track listing:
- It is.
- Fuck U
- Cruel Intentions
- Good Ol’ Case Of The Blues
- Funk Outta Here
- Juice (Interlude)
- Most Of All
- Be A Man
- Be A Man Pt. II
JMSN spring tour 2016 dates:
05/07 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
05/08 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
05/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
05/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
05/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
05/14 El Paso, TX – Bowie Feather
05/15 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/17 Austin, TX – The Parish
05/18 Dallas, TX – RBC
05/19 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
05/20 New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge
05/22 Nashville, TN – Exit In
05/24 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
05/25 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/26 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
05/27 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05/29 Boston, MA – Wonder Bar
05/31 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
06/01 Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
06/03 Detroit, MI – Populux
06/04 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
06/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
06/08 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
06/09 Chicago, IL – Double Door
06/10 St. Louis, MO – The Demo
06/11 The Outland – Springfield, MO
06/12 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
06/14 Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
06/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
06/17 Boise, ID – The Reef
06/18 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/19 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
06/20 Vancouver, BC – Alexander Gastown
06/22 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
06/24 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club