First Play: Jared Evan – The Blanket Truth

December 29, 2016
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By Mo Indigo

Former Interscope signee turned independent artist, Jared Evan is a multifaceted singer-songwriter/rapper and producer seeking to soulfully reenergize the masses with his introspective and personal songwriting mixed with old school Hip-Hop sensibilities and alternative/grunge rock influences.

First arriving on our radars back in 2013 dropping his collaborative LP with Statik Selektah, Boom Bap & Blues, Jared has since gone on to drop a few more projects and been called on to pen for Rihanna, Eminem, Kanye West and other top tier artists.

“Since Boom Bap & Blues, I’ve grown a lot. My techniques, songwriting have grown. My songwriting has gotten so much sharper and theres so much clarity in my lyrics. You hear it more on my other project with Statik [Still Blue] and my more recent work –The Art Form Of Whatever. But our goal is to have a Boom Bap & Blues trilogy,” Jared reveals.

“I’ve been working on my newest project for a long time. A lot of these songs started years ago. The oldest being 3 years old. The last project I put out was after a tour I did to capitalize off the tour. I felt like its been a long enough period since then. Plus theres was an itch from my fanbase,” details Jared. That itch was scratched when Evan’s released The Blanket Truth, his fourth album which features the likes of Allan Kingdom and Lloyd.

According to the artists, “The album was actually inspired by one of my favorite movies of all time, I Heart Huckabees. There is a scene where Dustin Hoffman’s character explains to Jason Schwartzman’s character this concept called The Blanket Truth. I kind of took that concept and put my own twist on it. I took that idea and made it introspective. I took Dustin’s …read more

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