Moon” is lifted from J. Brown’s recently released debut EP, “Forever Yours”, available on all platforms now, via the Mocha Music label imprint. “Moon” just made its chart debut at #29 on the UAC charts according to this week’s Mediabase chart.
The single was written by J. Brown and Steve James and produced by G.C. “Moon is an escape place for my lady and I. It’s our comfort zone where she and I can focus on us, our love, our happiness and ultimately staying in love forever…We love that place“, mentions J. Brown.
BROWN just recently wrapped up his national tour as the special guest on The ElleVation Tour with Grammy-award winning artistElle Varner. He is currently preparing to shoot the visuals to his singlesMOON, FOREVER YOURS and HONESTY.
* Latest single “MOON” debuts at #29 on UAC Mediabase charts
* (2) Top 15 singles on the Billboard charts in 2019 (“Sunrise Sunset” and “Give It 2 U”)
* J. Brown was the 34th Most Played Artist on Urban AC Radio according to Mediabase 2019 Year-end report
* Just wrapped up national tour with Grammy-award winning artist Elle Varner
* Debut EP “FOREVER YOURS” available on all platforms now
About J. Brown
Figuratively set to the rhythmic pace of its infamous, steady-grinding automobile factories, while its streets are legendary and well-known the world over for the hyper-creative and musically fertile atmosphere that gave birth to Motown, Detroit continues to be a music capital of feel-good, contemporary music that ultimately proves timeless. The list of iconic names that have catapulted and captivated from the Motor City seems infinite…more than a few simply known by one name. Typifying the old saying “something in the water,” singer/songwriter J. Brown – though generationally removed from the Gordy company’s then revolutionary melding of contemporary R&B and pop – has paid his dues and persevered in bringing those time proven musical values into the new music era with his recently released and long-awaited solo debut set. With music firmly in his blood and armed with tunnel-vision focus on following his passion of making music from the heart, J. Brown delivers a dose of straight-up R&B – some with subtle pop and 90s throwback influences – to a music generation largely devoid of truly soulful and impassioned music.
Consequently, the recent breakthrough of J ’s sunny-vibed, easy-bumpin’ “Sunrise Sunset” and the Top 10, “Give It 2 U”, on Billboard ’s Adult R&B chart is the culmination of years spent honing his craft and holding true to his dream of bringing back passionate music. The youngest of five children born to a preacher and musically ambitious mother, J ’s life-long musical journey predictably began in the church when a mere eight-year old’s musical interests were unleashed by singing with the choir every Sunday morning. Though his personal music influences as a youngster included the likes of Usher, Jay-Z, Jimi Hendrix, Nas and Sting, it turns out the only direct Motown connection comes through his initial musical inspiration, his Mom. “She was initially signed to Motown back in the day,” J explains; “she and my aunt had a situation with Motown. Smokey Robinson actually signed them, and then my Mom got pregnant with my older brother. That pretty much finished that deal. So it all pretty much started for me with my Mom, with all of her experiences and what she did as far as pursuing her dream inspired me.” While exposed to the classical music his Mom regularly played at home, grade school found young J nurturing his acting and vocal skills in a local theater group, which afforded him the opportunity to sing the national anthem at Pistons and Lions games, as well as perform for then President Clinton multiple times. J proceeded onto a full academic scholarship at Grambling State University, spending the subsequent four years recording, performing and frequently transferring schools. Though a brief deal with Universal Republic Records resulted in the release of the “I’mma Love You Right” and “Sex On My Money” (featuring Gucci Mane), J found himself back in Detroit working hard…but with music temporarily on the back-burner. Shortly after taking a chance by placing an ad for management and producers on Facebook, J cautiously replied to someone who claimed to know people who could help him. Following his gut instinct proved fruitful, as his very own Mocha Music production company, ended up stepping up to the plate and releasing J.’s critically-acclaimed debut EP, “Forever Yours”.
Beyond the laidback, feel-good vibe of “Moon” and “Sunrise Sunset,” music listeners are set to discover J. Brown ’s silky-smooth, old school-reminiscent vocals amidst a refreshingly clean, straight-up R&B sound with touches of pop, hip-hop and rock. “The majority of the songs definitely fall into the straight-up R&B feel,” he says of his “Forever Yours” EP. “Some things have a little pop influence, but the majority of it is straight R&B with that old-school feel. You might think of Babyface, Mint Condition, Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition, Jon B or maybe a little Jaheim when you hear it. I just hear a combination of so many different artists when I go back and listen to my music. I don’t have to use Auto-Tune on a record; I can sing on the spot without any technology just like the old cats did. Capturing that “old school feel” and bringing it back was actually my objective.”
BROWN aims to lure a massive faithful following with songs that will prove to stand the test of time. “I want to bring back that ‘feel-good music’ that everybody who wants love listens to,” he proclaims of his musical intentions. “I want to bring back something that will ultimately cause people to fall back in love. I want to take people back to where we once used to be in terms of music…that real love music…that kind of music that ultimately results in people having babies…that long-term type of music and that long-term love relationship type of music that makes people want to stay with their significant others. Nowadays we’re hearing that ‘hit-it-and-quit-it” type of music versus music of substance. We need more music with a moral foundation…and that’s what I want to put out there. I want people to say, ‘This guy has music that is not only good music, but music that will last throughout the years.’ Let’s get back to the real love and the music that really matters and means something.” Listeners were gifted, just that.
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