Following on from the release of her 2018 single ‘Love Me Right’, London based soul singer and songwriter J.A.E returns with the incredibly catchy new single ‘Poison’ and it’s taking us on a nostalgic journey back to what true nineties R&B soul was all about.
With the pairing of J.A.E’s sultry vocals and a cool, calming beat which repeats throughout the track, it’s hard not to sink into this soulful masterpiece. The sound is most definitely rooted in soul, yet it’s laced with hints of hip-hop and R&B, that in turn creates a beautiful balance between an old-school and modern sound.
It’s clear that J.A.E is not only talented vocally, but also has a real knack for songwriting, as the lyrics really do have the strength to resonate with its listeners. ‘Poison’ speaks on the depiction of a woman attempting to make amends with a fellow female in a difficult situation, something I am sure all of us girls have been experienced.
Speaking about the track J.A.E says, “I wrote poison based on personal experiences of girls showing hostility to their fellow females because their boyfriends were showing interest and being unfaithful. It’s a playful take on the confidence I have that situations like this can be diffused easily when you are grown and understanding about it.”
Although it’s a narrative speaking on the dangers of men being unfaithful and the trouble and pain it can bring to everyone involved, Rap talent Dotty’s guest verse brings a balance to the track and speaks for all the men trying to do right.
Despite the fact J.A.E is only at the beginning of her career as a music artist, she has already collaborated with talented west London artist, producer and DJ, p-rallel and go-to production maestro ATG. With having over 54,000 plays on Soundcloud collectively, regular spins on Pulse88 FM, Reprezent Radio and a debut EP well on the way, it’s safe to say she is one to keep an eye out for in the UK R&B scene.