It’s not often you come across an artist that manages to mesh soulful 90s R&B vocals with a more modern chillwave sound (à la The Weeknd or Jamie Woon) and actually make it sound fresh, yet Jarell Perry does this flawlessly. In a day where seemingly every new artist is looking to the past for inspiration, Jarell Perry is pushing the boundaries to create a new sound that is completely his own. Jarell Perry seems to draw inspirations from genres all across the board: dubstep, trap, chillwave, and of course, R&B.
His White EP is coming soon, and if the songs released thus far are any indicator of what the rest of the EP sounds like, you can be sure that we have a rising star on our hands.
Jarell Perry is playing U Street Music Hall on Wednesday, February 5th, opening for Yuna on her Nocturnal tour. Tickets are $20, but luckily for you, I’m giving away a free pair on my show, Bangers & Mash 2! Like my page on Facebook for more details on how to win, because this is a show you definitely do not want to miss.
Listen to his sounds below, and get excited for the show!
– Lotanna Obodozie