Hear The Many, Lovely (And Sinister) Sounds Of Jean Grae On Two New EPs
Last we had seen or heard from Jean Grae, she was busy getting all lo-fi on us in her grainy and great visual for “underneathu.” Not eight months later, BK’s femme fatale is back with not one but TWO, short and endlessly dope new EPs in iSweatergawd & SAIX, flaunting her burly bars on one somber, disjointed score, provided by Detroit do-it-all Quelle Chris, and more melodic schemes on the left-leaning r&b styled latter. The album’s opener “Crux” finds Grae tapping into-her inner Quasimoto over a menacing chop, while “Falling Down” is a slice of slow-burning funk and “38 Special” flaunts a dusty, jazz-inflected feel that should get the heads to knocking with Tanya Morgan on the assist. Then there’s her more delicate, and at times, even more sinister croon-heavy SAIX EP, which also dropped this weekend and has all of the melancholic and moody musical moments you can bear. Go ahead and rock with Jean Grae’s iSweatergawd and SAIX EPs below and hold tight for the latest from one of BK’s finest. And if you’re in our neck of the woods, step out and catch her live show at Union Hall July 11th. Cop both of her new records via Bandcamp today.