Today, Nashville-based artist JMR (real name Joshua Michael Robinson) has released a brand new single titled “Bound.” Listen now HERE.
A smooth, elegantly soulful ride showcasing JMR’s stunning bellowing vocal and slick minimal electronic production chops, “Bound” is the first single to see a release from his upcomingsophomore EP, Boyish, due out May 26.
The Boyish EP is fully self-produced and will be released independently, a choice of which “Bound” particularly touches on thematically. Of the track, JMR describes, “I was in a place in my music career where I had been let down by the people I was working with. Was forced to regroup and see what I really wanted to do with my voice so I built my own choir — literally and figuratively in this song.”
A native of central Florida and the seventh of eight children, JMR began tinkering with his parents’ upright piano at a young age and discovered a natural eclectic love for music, especially drawn to the emotive lyrical and instrumental work of singer-songwriters, gospel, and soul.
“Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ was probably the first album I was allowed to listen to,”JMR explains. “I related to it so much as a teen, and I came onto it when I accidentally picked it up at a local Spec’s that’s now a PetCo.”
JMR released a debut EP Ritual in 2015 and has since has collaborated with various artists including a feature on Jai Wolf‘s 2016 EP on track “Gravity (ft. JMR).”
The upcoming Boyish EP will feature collaborations with Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Estelle) and Robert Glasper (winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for ‘Best R&B Album’).
Listen to “Bound” now at the link below and look out for more to come from the forthcomingBoyish EP very soon.