It’s been a couple years since Jez Dior first hit the scene with his pretty visuals for debut track “Candles”. Fast forward two projects later, and Jezzy is premiering his latest cut, “The Line”, exclusively with Spotify on their New Music Tuesday playlist. That’s big boy status.
In what may be his most accessible single to date, ”The Line” veers a bit from JD’s self-described grunge rap. The track offers bubbly synths and a choppy guitar riff all over a mean drum kit, plus a catchy hook to boot. The melodic tune has Jez exploring themes of soul-searching as he serenades a female interest.
Stream the single below and let us know what you think in the comments!
In anticipation of his latest EP, The Funeral, LA-native Jez Dior recently dropped a new single and accompanying video. The cinematic and emotional visuals take you through the song’s theme of sobering soul searching. Like a addict on the road to recovery, the track’s sequencing is bumpy with explosive highs and somber lows. Perhaps JD’s use of light auto-tune signifies an identity crisis in itself?
Watch the official video for “Clean Me Up” below.
Jez Dior has kept consistent with the art of surprise. Though he often brands his own style as grungerap, new tracks like “Starts Again” showcase his broad versatility. Danny Score’s production teeters more on the side of spaced-out and synthy than guitar-driven grunge.
From Jezzy’s SoundCloud:
“‘Starts Aagain’ is a song written about the repetitive nature of relationships built off of emotions. I’m a very emotional person myself and with that comes mistakes directly related to conversations had in the moment without having time to think, but also comes with such highs that aren’t comparable…its almost hard to find the middle of it all sometimes.”
Stream his latest effort below.
To further support his upcoming album, grungerap specialist Jez Dior recently dropped another moody and powerful cut. This time enlisting vocals from pal Olivver, Jezzy creates a track that is equally smooth as it is haunting. The post-Drake “Kings/100″ keeps you guessing with a major movement change that serves as the songs climax, borrowing elements of grunge rock and even lean-infused vocal pitching.
Stream the song below and let us know your thoughts.
Jez Dior continues to build on his new sonic ventures on his latest single, “Old No. 7.” Filled with guitar twangs and distorted production, the track has a nostalgic 90s feel that any rock enthusiast could appreciate. This ode to whiskey has Jezzy dropping angst-filled bars and a worthy singalong hook to boot. Oh, and the always smooth G-Eazy is enlisted to cap things off too.
Stream the song below.
Always heavy and emotional, Jez Dior‘s latest offering continues to blend the sounds of grungy rock and hip-hop into something novel. The new cut, “Who Drank My Whiskey?”, is a slight sonic departure from what you may expect out of Jezzy, but it’s true to his form nonetheless.
Check out the stark black and white visuals below, featuring Jez Dior getting head while snacking and also a water (whiskey) boarding scene. You crazy for this one J!
New vox on the block Jaymes Young may only have a handful of tracks out there, but that’s all he really needs. Every release has been captivating thanks to Young’s silky croon and powerful, spaced-out production.
On this remix of standout single, “Dark Star”, Jaymes enlists bars from Jez Dior and his producer/collaborator SmarterChild. Dior fits snugly on Mr. Young’s spacious and stark sounds, acting as the hard to his soft. The results are a roller coaster of a track, pulsating with peaks and valleys, tensions and releases.
Take a listen below.
Jezzy continues leaking singles in anticipation of his upcoming project, Scarlett Sage, to be released sometime in June. Like his previous two, “Hide” doesn’t disappoint.
Over a super chill, twanged-out guitar sample courtesy of Glass Animals, Dior lays down emotional bars about being a recluse (“I’m not going nowhere, but I know how to hide”).
Peep the simple, yet effective, video below where Jez takes a midnight jaunt by car and boat.
mdnt (pronounced “midnight”) shares many similar qualities with Jez Dior, the quasi-rapper he enlisted for his new single, “Dreamcatcher.” They both have a fairly dark overtone to their style. They both have an image that’s shrouded with mystery and a voice that’s embedded with pain.
In what’s probably best described as “future soul,” mdnt croons and swoons over spaced out synths coupled with production reminiscent of The Weeknd. Jezzy does his thang and lays down some solid bars, rejecting the label of a “rapper” (which is why I had to throw the “quasi-” qualifier on earlier. I see you Jezzy.)
Check out the murder-mystery music video below. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this guy.
We first heard Jez Dior late last summer when he dropped his instantly popular (and only) jam, ”Candles.” Featuring a polished Daughter sample and an emotionally-charged video, Jezzy instantly turned heads as an artist who had all the right elements in place. Still, he only came toting a single song, which left most of us wanting more from the mysterious new muse.
Tonight, Mr. Dior finally relieves us with the release of his second cut, “Love Me To Death,” off his upcoming mixtape Scarlett Sage. In the few months that he’s stayed quiet, you can tell that JD has carefully been honing his craft.
From the dramatic strings to the dizzying visuals, Jez Dior has leapfrogged himself in every category, serving up another stellar piece of work.
Peep the heartfelt video below.
I was recently introduced to rapper Jez Dior, a Los Angeles-native whose self-described sound is “music that has feelings. feelings of love. hate. fear. confidence. death. life. beauty. and the ugly.” After peeping his debut track, Candles (which samples a Daughter song by the same name), I’d agree with all of the above.
Jezzy’s flow is a meld of hard and soft. It’s rap with a melody, not unlike the trendsetting Kid Cudi or Drake who came before him. With a polished sound and visuals to boot (check out the emotional, seaside video below), Jez Dior seems to know what he’s doing for only having one song released.
This is a cut is from his upcoming mixtape, Scarlett Sage.