Some artists exude musical diversity – effortlessly switching styles at will. This is true for SF-based Jhameel. For example, on his latest full-length, The Human Condition, the opener (“Until The Forest Knows”) is a string-backed acoustic ballad that sounds as it were melodically-inspired by Queen or Muse (or both). Compare that to the funky Prince-esque blinking groove of the horn-laced disco jam “The Human Condition.” And then there is the busted-speaker crunch on the warbly synth-jam of “Bernal Heights” and the crisp and catchy acoustic indie-pop guitar ballad “Soldier’s Daughter.” He’s definitely all over the place, but because he nails the vibe more often than not, this turns out to be an asset instead of a liability. Verdict? Score another point for SF music.
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