So Good

If you’ve heard “BTSTU,” “Jasmine,” or the leaked demos we once thought constituted his debut album, you’ve fallen under the spell of Indian R&B futurist Jai Paul. But did you know you might have listened to and loved music by his brother, too? A.K. Paul was involved in the creation of Jai’s music as well as tracks such as Jessie Ware’s “Imagine It Was Us,” Sam Smith’s “Nirvana,” Big Boi’s “Higher Res.” And now he’s released a solo track of his own, a collaboration with the London singer Nao. It’s bold, humongous retro-futuristic R&B with chipmunk vocals, a guitar solo, a gospel choir, and synthesizers that sound like pogo sticks. And as the title attests, it’s “So Good.” Check it out.

(via Fader)

In other Paul family news, XL Records producer Rodaidh McDonald (who also had a huge role in the new How To Dress Well album) tells Dazed that Jai is definitely working on an album.

Comments (3)
  1. This is really cool. Really quite similar to his brother’s work, especially the guitar sounds, though there is a bit more noodling going on.

    Whatever template that family has, the rest of the world needs to see it.

  2. My late entry for summer song of 2014 ☀

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