Over the last few years Jaz Karis has become a consistent figure at the forefront of the UK music scene. Occupying a space between R&B, Jazz and Neo-Soul, Karis’s last EP, the critically acclaimed Summer Stories saw enthusiastic support from the likes of DJ Target, Twin B, Ace, Sian Anderson, Leah Davies, Manny Norte and Diplo. Her now iconic COLORS Berlin session in late 2018 is a reflection of this, amassing over 10.2 million views to date.
Now, following the success of her recent single ‘Soweto Blues’ with Afrobeats producer Juls, Karis returns to her brand of intimate, stripped back R&B on All Eyes On U. Opening tracks Hold You and Garden Rain put Karis’s powerful songwriting and exquisite voice in sharp focus, favouring gentle guitar strums and field recordings as a backdrop. Issues and Worth channel a glossier, catchy R&B sound while Let Me Down exhibits Karis’s versatility as an artist with a reggae-infused beat from Juls.
Genuinely one of the best the UK has to offer, All Eyes On U is just another example of Karis’s ability to make music of the highest quality whether it be R&B, Soul or Reggae.