His newest album “Joshua” combines all of these skills, and attempts to push the boundaries of what R&B music has been about in his past, moving beyond just relationship based concepts and into the conscious realm broaching subjects such as peaceful protests, depression, global environmental impact, anti-alcohol/drug abuse, and women-empowerment/support.
On his latest release, J had this to say:
“I really didn’t stick to a specific genre or sound on this album, but rather started songs I had genuine connections to, that felt important to me, and did my best to make them as authentic as possible without pandering to any specific demographics. I’m hoping there are people out there who will resonate with the messages. My influences are wide, so there may be songs fans of Drake, The Weeknd, One Republic, or Bruno Mars will dig, while other songs, fans of Robin Thicke, Michael Buble, Luther Vandross, or Josh Groban will resonate more with. The main hope, is to expand the conversation from here, and unite together in Love, in order to face the uphill battle we face as non 1%ers.