Starting the week with flavor in our ears…What else? It is not an illusion this time, we have the banger of the month, and it is entitled “If I Say So” by phenomenal artist JJ.
The synth-driven backing music is ambient and ethereal. JJ’s delivery has a very dreamlike, stream of consciousness quality to it. His voice is mellow and contemplative. The song is very relaxing. It’s like listening to someone collecting their thoughts in the middle of the night, hence the title.
Musically, “If I Say So ” gives a hip-hop/rap kind of feel, as it blends elements of hip hop, chillwave, and magnificent instrumentation, featuring some slick guitar riffs, an ambient beat, vocal layering, and a rap interlude, the song manages to pack a satisfying sound variety and complete narrative into its brief, two-minute runtime. The ambiance is mellow and—as the title suggests—the lyrics express an endearing level of emotional openness.
Creative and original artists are rarer and rarer these days. This is why we immediately know it when we are listening to something special. Thanks to his determination and talent JJ has worked really hard to reach this point.