Now you know something’s good, when you stay up past midnight with the headphones on listening and hitting the repeat button! I am so impressed by this man’s vocal stylings; words cannot express. The 4-track EP, “Get Up” by J. Evan is a must have. The more I delved into the songs, the more I enjoyed it. The lyrics are ocean deep and J Evan spans all the emotions of being in love and partying hard. The up-tempos are super-groovy, while the vocals are as hot as burning embers of fire.
J. Evan’s voice is very powerful and unique it’s refreshing to hear someone who can actually sing with such gusto nowadays from a male point of view. He is a true singer. The unique voice he displays carries the entire EP and the production is nearly as flawless as the vocals. J. Evan’s songs are soulful and have a great melody and when you listen to him you can’t help but pay attention to the words.
This EP is tight as hell and I hope this guy does start to get a little more attention. J. Evan’s is unique in the way that he mixes old school sounds with ultra-modern electronic and Euro-beat rhythms. J. Evan can (and does) embrace any musical variation he desires. He kicks off the Ep with the title track, “Get Up”, which is a throwback, up-tempo funky soul motif and then switches directly into “Stay”, an electro dance tune that could easily dominate the dance floors at the most prestigious clubs from Miami to Ibiza.
Then it’s back to the funky-pop grindstone with “Undressing You”, where J. Evan forges all the sweet and smooth depth of his vocal armory. Furthermore the track is decked out with an amazingly warm and layered instrumental arrangement which, along with “Stay” is probably the best on the entire EP set. J. Evan closes the EP with the hook-filled vocoder infused, Pop/Euro-beat track “Lose Control”.
All-round J. Evan has an intoxicating voice which he artfully displays in the entire EP. In my opinion, the music industry needs J. Evan. We need someone to help fill the void of good R&B music meshed into dance and pop, just like Usher and Chris Brown has done on the occasion. Electropop has largely brought bubblegum beyond the dark ages. But somehow J. Evan does something with it here that actually advances the music forward.
Overall “Get Up” finds J. Evan taking Electronic music often associated with just about everything that’s flawed and disposable about dance music and applies rhythmic and melodic complication with them. That gives the music the effect of being modern enough for dance clubs, but also musically rich enough for chillout listening as well!
About J.Evan: Born in Ontario, Canada but raised in South Florida the emerging singer and songwriter known as J. Evan developed a keen interest in music and performing at the young age of 8. As a kid, he was introduced to the upbeat and energetic sounds of pop and rock music by the father of a childhood friend who owned a recording studio. He watched and learned the ins and outs of being an audio engineer, and sometimes sang into the mic. It was also during this time that J.Evan began to cultivate his vocal talent in the church choir and local performances throughout the Miami area. Years later, he started writing and arranging his own songs and decided that a musical path as singer and songwriter was his passion.