I only follow a handful of artists on multiple social media platforms for the same reason I follow my girlfriend everywhere (shhh); to know everything they are doing at all times. When I discovered – nay, casually noticed Jarell Perry mention new music in 2015, I came prepared and kept an eye out in anticipation after his breakout White EP. Just a couple of days ago, the RnB singer dropped his new song “Quiet Life” with APSPDR and I hastened to give it a listen.
With all of this anticipation for new music, I went in expecting big things but trying to keep a level head. Despite this, I still found the song quite good and a big step forward for Perry. The song has a serious organ-based mellow vibe and features the signature echo to Jarell Perry’s voice. The love song features a simple but effective chorus and an ominous, though dominating, beat.
The production may be my biggest complaint, as it seems to attempt at outdoing Jarell Perry’s voice. Its high frequency still works with Perry’s voice, though its deep vibrating undertone feels better on its own as it fades out the song. Overall, I would rate the new release at:
Vocally, the song is very well executed and the flaws lie in production. It almost feels like a DJ’s remix and tampered with, while the original (and slower) sound would be much more appealing. While the production does disappoint at times, it also helps add to the effect of the song, and its holes do not necessarily ruin the song’s value to the listener.
You can stream the song below: