R&B and hip-hop artist JAC is releasing Country Road on the 28th June, it’s a trap-infused singalong ballad emulating a new wave of country tinged hip-hop.
With a piano-led melody underscoring the hometown-feeling behind the song, JAC’s combination of high-pitched and autotuned harmonies help Country Road manage to sound impressively produced and float in a sort of halfway house between a truly emotional ballad and a clever hit to follow up on the streaming audience’s love for previously un-refined genre combinations.
The track stands out most where JAC is able to layer a significant amount of vocal power in the chorus. And, while auto-tune indeed takes a strong presence in the track, a clear ability to find the right melody to complement the warmth of the keys beneath it helps this release stand apart in a wave of genre-bending work. Take this country road home with you, and listen.
You can pre-save JAC’s ‘Country Road’ here.