There’s something that hits different with Texas trap, hip hop and R&B artist J’Moris’s latest two songs. Released recently in late October, it’s not just the fact that he’s flexed his singing muscle in the steamy R&B track “N.A.K.E.D.” Produced by Anywaywell, who’s worked with J’Moris on a number of other tracks, “Jelly (You Thing Pt. 2)” and “N.A.K.E.D” display even cleaner tech than usual, making them two of J’Moris’s best tracks to date.
As the parenthetical part of its title implies, “Jelly” is a continuation of J’Moris’s anthem to haters, “You Thing,” released on his February Moris Better: Loveless Confessions album. It’s one of his most popular tracks according to Spotify, but more success tends to attract more jealousy, so it’s not surprise that there’s a part two here. Snappy and one of the more energetically-spit lyrical sets in the J’Moris catalog, the beat is trap spliced with classic hip hop, the syncopation perfectly matching the verse. It seems J’Moris and Anywaywell were really in sync with this track, as the beat rolls through the track, adding to the story being told. With its super-clean sound design, it’s not surprising “Jelly” already has some of the highest stream numbers for J’Moris on Spotify.
As mentioned the silky bedroom track “N.A.K.E.D” shows J’Moris reprising his R&B singer role from “Nana,” another track from Moris Better. A slightly simpler track vocally, “N.A.K.E.D” is no less gratuitous than “Nana” but it’s a bit smoother and more soulful than its predecessor. The smoothness short of softens the sharp edges of the sexual lyrics, making a balance track despite the content. At first listen, it seems as if the trrack is also smooth, classic R&B, but the phrase transitions have some unexpected trap stylings which make “N.A.K.E.D” also a dance track. It’s incredibly versatile and again shows a step up in production for the duo of Anywaywell and J’Moris whil also staying true to their trap roots.
Inspired by UK grime and garage, a lot of rappers and hip hop artists have been including partially sung vocals in their work lately. Usually these are half-rapped half-sung and meant to harmonize with the music, but that’s not what J’Moris is doing on “N.A.K.E.D.” he’s got a powerhouse of an R&B voice and when he uses it, he goes for it full-on. With the stepped-up tech of these two tracks, J’Moris with Anywaywell could see themselves reaching an even wider audience organically, without compromising their style. Fans will no doubt look foward to what they have to offer next.
“Jelly (You Thing Pt. 2)” and “N.A.K.E.D” are out now and can be streamed on Spotify.