Nothing better than some saxophone in old-school hip-hop, right? Throwing it back to funkier times, New York hero JehiahSax teams up with fellow collaborators Ken Fitzpatrick to deliver a catchy and groovy banger, ‘Gangster Of Love’. The record was inspired by the study of ‘archetypes’ by JehiahSax. The lyrics tell a story of someone disconnected from their dark side, allowing it to take control. However, when the gangster realizes self-love and dives deep into his obscure drive, he changes his stride for the better.
Also featuring Alexandra Klausner, Irene Fong and Anthony Fonseca, the single manages to encapsulate a nostalgic retro sound, reminding us of the glorious hip-hop era of the 90s. The saxophone then adds a whole new dimension to it, drawing an imaginary line to the fusion music of the late 80s. Sourcing inspiration from the likes of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, among others, ‘Gangster Of Love’ is also a new-soul appreciation anthem, especially thanks to Klausner’s luscious backing vocals.
Recorded at Jehiah’s home studio in Brooklyn, New York, ‘Gangster Of Love’ is a highly collaborative effort, with all band members involved in the production. Speaking about his artistic motivation, JehiahSax explains: “Creating music to withstand the test of time.”
Recommended! ‘Gangster Of Love’ releases on the 17th of February.