Today, versatile rising artist Jez Dior releases three new singles: “Cocaine,” “Kiss You Good,” and “Come and Go”featuring ROME (Sublime With Rome singer Rome Ramirez), a raw display of sonic virtuosity from the budding star featuring his forthright rap flow and showcases for the first time in full, his soulful singing voice. Stream “Cocaine” HERE, “Kiss You Good” HEREand “Come and Go” ft. ROME HERE via Epic Records.
The trio of songs reflect Jez Dior’s growth as a songwriter and artist. His blend of hip hop, rock and pop sensibilities blur musical borders and even his own artistic boundaries as he makes the stirring vocal leap on the textured “Cocaine.” From its grainy swath of opening guitar, the song builds on Dior’s intimately delivered vocal chops, steeped in an angelic choir likening the singer’s aching love-attraction to the drug. He hooks the listener just as powerfully via his percussive rap on “Kiss You Good” and its baked-in, melodic synth hooks, as well as the heart-rending confessional “Come And Go,” featuring a searing vocal turn by singer/guitarist ROME.
Says Dior about blazing his unique personal imprint on the mélange of styles on the new songs: “Sonically, this is a new chapter in my career and signifies a new beginning as both a person and an artist,” he says. “These are some of the most personal songs I have ever released. ‘Cocaine’ and ‘Kiss You Good’ are both about a previous relationship that has taught me so much about myself. ‘Come and Go’ is about my long and ongoing tumultuous relationship with my father (punk guitar icon Steve Dior). Writing these songs has been therapeutic in so many ways, it feels really good to be showing another side of my musicality, by releasing Cocaine, my first ever non-rap single.”
The L.A. native has also collaborated with some varied production talent on the new tracks. “Cocaine” is produced by Matt Rad (Lupe Fiasco, Thirty Seconds To Mars), “Kiss You Good” is helmed by Mick Schulz (Jeremih, Rihanna), and “Come And Go” is produced by ROME, who contributed the memorable vocals to the blistering track. All three songs will be featured on Dior’s forthcoming Epic debut album, set for release in the near future.