Firstly, Jhameel is fluent in not only music, but also Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and English. Before getting a a Bachelor’s in Arabic from UC Berkley–in only 2 years–the guy completed his own ‘about-face’ from joining the military (for moral reasons surrounding America’s presence in the Middle East). Listen with little effort, and you can hear in his music the themes of war, humanity and the “fruits of woe and pleasure sharing,” as he calls it. Not the lightest of topics. Yet, his upbeat sound could fool any passive listener into simply jamming out. Jhameel names Phoenix and Jonsi as two musical influences, but I can feel a bit of the lovable Yeasayer up in there too.
After releasing his self-titled album in 2009, Jhameel’s shared more of himself in The Human Condition LP (2011), also the title of this single. Enjoy, folks!
Listen to “The Human Condition” Here
It’s never to soon to miss legends that have passed. That’s why Jhameel is carrying on the breathing, ad-lib and raspier vocal styles of the late legend, Micheal Jackson, Don’t get me wrong, he’s got a voice of his own and a world to say. Despite his pop sensibilities, he’s no pop prince.
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival