HXNEY – Jeje
A modern take on that soulful R&B sound, HXNEY’s distinctive voice proves to be the heart and soul of “Jeje”. Sung with such tenderness and love, HXNEY’s lush luxurious sound further emphasizes the power of her words. The dreamlike state of the romantic hues brings to mind groups like Frank Ocean and India Shawn in creating a fully immersive world. Gradual shifts of the sound further add to its delicate approach, for the guitar work has a nimble deftness to it. Rhythms have a contemplative edge to them for they incorporate a pastoral bliss into the soothing mix. By far the very core of the entirety of the sound comes from her tremendous vocals ones that are infused with such emotion. Genre wise it is firmly rooted in R&B, with pieces of pop and jazz added to give it a sophistication.
Nor does she waste a single moment for the piece begins almost immediately. The synthesizer washes lend it a cinematic sweeping scope that feels joyous. Her voice possesses such poetry for her verses cascade in a wonderful flow. Every word carefully chosen for maximum impact they gently radiate throughout. Little details here matter a great deal because she allows the bass to gain an increasingly more and more prominent part of the mix. For the finale it all swoops up in a elegant state of pure grandeur.
“Jeje” shows off HXNEY’s unique ability to sculpt a universe that is entirely of her own making.