Nu-jazz connoisseur Oscar Jerome brings the heat on ‘Do You Really’
FFO: Blue Lab Beats, Yazmin Lacey, Laura Misch
Label: Au Contraire Music
Looking for a real summer scorcher with some tropical funk vibes? Your search ends here: Oscar Jerome‘s latest single is all that and more.
First training in classical guitar and jazz and London’s Trinity Laban music school, Oscar Jerome isn’t your typical jazz loyalist, with a sound that lends itself more to laid-back hip-hop and soul than what classically comes to mind. This isn’t to say there’s no jazz influence in Jerome’s smooth, swinging rhythm and delicious bass groove, far from it – in fact it’s perhaps jazz’s strong sense of individual style that Jerome brings to the forefront.
‘Do You Really’ is the perfect example; a diverse cocktail of musical style spanning genre and genesis, bringing in elements of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz, blending them seamlessly into one captivating sound. And that sound is Oscar Jerome.
“This tune is about struggling with unrealistic ideals of sex, gender roles and masculinity,” explains Jerome. “The difference between intellectually knowing what is right and actually changing the way you feel deep down after being brainwashed from birth.”