With a sensibility that might remind you of Jack Johnson, the easy groove here will feel immediately familiar. JPson brings a style of both vocal harmony and beat-making that feels decidedly reggae-influenced, with a natural instrumentalism that includes a classic conga figure, acoustic guitar, and a spirited bass line.
JPson is not the first to put together bass, drums, acoustic guitar in a way that feels both unforced and spiritual. The melodic and lyrical sensibility both give me hints of Bob Marley, and not because of the subtle taste of reggae; it’s that unadorned voice of the inner critic that hooked me:
JPson is an artist and songwriter from the shores of South Africa. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.