Jean – Follow You
Bass and electronic dance music go together like cheese and crackers. Like sunscreen and a day at the beach. Like music reviews and bad analogies…..
The first thing that draws you into this fine EDM track is the bass. Producer, Open Till L8, has worked with Sydney artist, Jean, to create a simple, bass-driven groove that is perfectly suited to sun-soaked afternoon parties. Indeed, the production throughout is top-notch and even includes something rare in the world of electronic music – a middle eight.
But it would be wrong of me to focus solely on the musical elements of this track. What becomes obvious on repeat listens is Jean’s lyrical skill. Delivered in a style best described as sleepy-soulful, he speaks to an unnamed partner described as his “favourite kind of distraction” using deceptively simple lines that hint at greater depths of meaning. This is songwriting of a high order – songwriting that understates its case and in so doing, invites you to return for more.
So, if bass, cool grooves, great production, soulful vocals and understatedly intelligent lyrics are your thing, take some time to check out Follow You by Jean. You might just be happy you took the time to do so.
Simon say 4 out of 5 stars.