There was a time when R&B sat on one side of a certain musical divide and music deemed cooler or more cultish sat on the other. One for the masses the other for those deemed more discerning. One of the aspects of our non-tribal, post-genre musical world, is that as the various barriers have been kicked down, as rules and traditions have been abandoned, the more commercial has been allowed to merge with the underground, or more importantly a whole generation of musician has grown up not even knowing that those restrictions even existed.
J.J. Leone therefore, represents this perfectly as he merges skittering R&B beats with more cultish underground vibes, plus no small about of smooth soul guitar vibe, music that will both connect with the pop crowd but also has mass appeal to the more discerning markets, music which is at once inventive and clever but without being anything other than a cool, sensual and accessible pop record.
It is a track this is a track that neatly sums up why we need to throw away our old prejudiced and divided ways at looking at music genres and embrace a new and holistic musical age.