First Listen: Jarvis Jacob feels the "Pressure" on new single

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    (January 4, 2021) The complaint that I hear about a lot of music is that some artists don’t know how to be sensual and seductive. They go way overboard and do way too much and become way to explicit. I’m not sure whether they don’t know how to strike the right balance between making their intentions clear without giving a musical manual of how they do what they do. It’s just as likely that they don’t subscribe to the less in more philosophy. We live in a world of extremes, so I can understand why a lot of lyricists feel a need to write in every explicit detail.

     

    (January 4, 2021) The complaint that I hear about a lot of music is that some artists don’t know how to be sensual and seductive. They go way overboard and do way too much and become way to explicit. I’m not sure whether they don’t know how to strike the right balance between making their intentions clear without giving a musical manual of how they do what they do. It’s just as likely that they don’t subscribe to the less in more philosophy. We live in a world of extremes, so I can understand why a lot of lyricists feel a need to write in every explicit detail.

    Louisiana based vocalist and songwriter Jarvis Jacob gives his listener a little bit more credit, and those listeners are rewarded with “Pressure,” a tune that strikes the balance between being a seductive and sexy story a of a romantic interlude with his lady by knowing what to say and what to leave to the imagination. The track is propelled by an interplay between a slithery bass line and Jacob’s baritone that has just enough old school gravel to add that element of soul seduction to this track.

    Prior to the pandemic, Jarvis and his band, the Southern Gents, were selling out shows his hometown of Lake Charles, La. I read that fans of his live show have been clamoring for an album. Jacob quenched their thirst and made the most of the COVID imposed down time by dropping a nice EP To Geaux Plate. Now, the rest of us know what folks in Louisiana already knew – this guy can cook. Check out “Pressure” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Jarvis Jacob – “Pressure”

     
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