Friday, March 30, 2012

Paris Jones: "Ashley Brown" [feat. J. Valle]

Paris Jones has been a busy hombre lately. His website boasts no fewer than three full length, free downloads, and his Soundcloud profile corrals together a ton of non-overlapping loose ends as well. Paris is one of the newer school of R&B singers who are largely rejecting post-new jack, hip hop influenced beats for traditional soulful vamping over top wispy, often hazy electronic melodies. None of his existing tracks exemplify this better than "Ashley Brown", with a filtered synth hook straight out of a 1983 Billy Ocean hit. Speaking of which, Frank Ocean is probably the closest comparison here, and that's fine company to be in.

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