South east London’s Jesse James Solomon has got a quick drop in before the end of the year with double-barrelled preview track ‘Scumbag // Barriers’. With two excerpts of intoxicating Felix Joseph beats, Jesse switches up the flows, offering a different taste with each half. The first minute sees Jesse preaching the virtues of being ‘the scumbag of the neighbourhood’, while the second half is more melodic, as Jesse lets down his ‘barriers’.
Jesse has been teasing new work for a while now, and this drop seems to be inching him closer to the release of his new album. He’s also got a show coming up on January 19th – we’re toying with the idea of going as we were disappointed by his last at Corsica Studios which seemed grossly overpacked, and one of our guys couldn’t get in even though he had a ticket (hmm). I hope the next show redeems him.