Dec 30, 2015

Review: Munchies (EP) - @_jackfreeman

Soul singer Jack Freeman officially released his EP earlier this week. The Houston native use to play college football but gave it all up for his music career, a risky move that has proven to be worth it for the rising musician. He is not new to to the music scene (seeing that he's been making music for about five years now), but he has not gotten the spotlight yet. Following his 2014 EP Bliss, he makes Munchies. While it’s only a 3 track project, he makes every eight count, well, count.

Munchies (produced by Chris Rockaway and Jett I Masstyr)- Freeman says that he’s been “sober for a week” and he needs a certain stress reliever. “I don’t even smoke but I got munchies for your loving.” This first track serenades his listeners with a groovy keys and bass. He compares the craving for food after getting high to his craving for making love.

Come Back (produced by The PRBLM SLVRS) The song is a typical ain’t-too-proud-to-beg-song. He admits to his girl that he needs her in his life, all over an slower beat that seems earnest. Where munchies was more sexual desperation, this one is just desperation, period.

Seasons Change (produced by Jett I Masstyr)- This track has his soulful ad-libs and riffs that remind you of sixties Motown. The old school sound combined with the talk of summer time love creates a feeling of nostalgia for his listeners to grove to.

Freeman has talent and has a sound that you don’t here too much of these days. As much as I would have liked to hear more to get a good gauge of his own personal style, this three track EP gives us a little taste of what he can do. While his lyrics are what you would expect from a R&B artist, he has a solid voice that would draw any crowd in. Now he just needs a marketing boost so he can blow up.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Stream & download Munchies here

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