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First Look: Jarell Perry

Jarell Perry
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In the quickly rising new-school class of ‘alt-R&B’, Jarell Perry is paving his own lane. His critically-acclaimed debut LP “Simple Things,” which mixes flavors of Electronic, Indie-Rock, and Pop, has already drawn comparisons to cross-over heavyweights like Miguel and Frank Ocean. But as URB Magazine puts it, “what sets him apart from this new breed of talents is a much fuller and developed vocal quality…sublime perfection…”

Lyrically, Perry’s “Simple Things” covers everything from love-gone-wrong to awkward moments, and the hum-drum of 9-to-5 day jobs. “There’s a song for every situation, you can take it as the soundtrack to your life at any moment,” says the LA-based singer-songwriter.

Prior to releasing the LP, the MTV Buzzworthy artist’s writing credits included Fat Joe’s comeback single featuring Chris Brown, “Another Round.” After growing a strong worldwide fanbase from YouTube and his alma mater UCLA, Jarell went on to meet and work with the likes of R&B superstar Usher, rapper Childish Gambino, and international producers Diplo and Rusko. With “Simple Things,” he’s looking to create a legacy even larger than his esteemed collaborators. And based on the feedback (R&B veteran critic Mark Edward Nero raves, “the future of R&B has arrived”), Jarell Perry is more than well on his way.


To paraphrase the boys of Spinal Tap, sometimes 10 isn’t enough to turn up. Los Angeles crooner Jarell Perry has teamed with The Cool Kids‘ Chuck Inglish to unleash “Eleven,” another of Perry’s now patented slow burning head nodders. The debut single from his upcoming White EP — available December 10 — “Eleven personifies the addictive and equally as toxic one-upmanship of urban pop culture. “All I need is more / bring it to eleven,” Perry sings, with the same cool confidence that had URB.com swooning over “the sublime perfection in his voice” and others proclaiming that “the future of R&B has arrived” with the release of Perry’s debut album, Simple Things.

Since the release of Simple Things in April, Jarell Perry has been hard at work in the studio perfecting his intoxicatingly smooth sound. He’ll be unveiling much of the new material — as well as “old” favorites — with a string of gigs to finish out the year. Full details follow below, but the singer-songwriter has scheduled dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York that’ll surely turn up the energy level all the way to “Eleven” and beyond.

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