“Let me Tell You” is the latest single from Jonathan Scott. He is an aspiring up and coming R&B artist from Little Rock, Arkansas. In both performance and production, he takes chances. As a result, Jonathan creates a unique sound on this low and slow R&B groove.
From the first plucked harp chords at the start of the track, it is clear that “Let Me Tell You” will involve some creative instrumentation. A corresponding harp melody, a synth pad, and some introductory R&B vocal riffing add to the ambient mood of the intro. At the thirty second mark, the beat drops. That is when an 808 kick drum and a low synth bass drone mix with syncopated hi-hats and ancillary percussion. The resultant rhythm meshes with the harp and ambient bed to create a trap beat that is one part hip-hop and one part slow jam.
Jonathan’s singing harkens back to some classic R&B style and technique. He lists, among other, Keith Sweat and Brian McKnight as influences. That 80’s and 90’s smooth slow jam soul is well represented on “Let Me Tell You.” However, just as the beat is both modern and classic, so is the vocal track.
Early in the song Jonathan breaks into a rap verse that definitely brings the song into 2019, stylistically speaking. The lyrics on “Let Me Tell You” are direct in their intent. As a result, much of the track is NSFW. Put on your headphones in polite company.
Jonathan Scott says he is, “Just trying to make good quality music that’s rejuvenating to the soul, and puts you in the mood.” On “Let Me Tell You,” he succeeds. Follow the links below to connect. Stay up to date on his current and future projects.