By Uptown Toney
Surfacing from Foreign Water, JAHKOY descends from his “California Heaven” to bless us with an impressive R&B track with plenty of pop potential. Titled “Tell Me Why,” the song draws inspiration from “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys giving it a certain chick-flicky… je ne sais quoi that makes it audibly irresistible.
Co-crafted alongside music production/songwriting team, The Stereotypes, the woozy synths, steady drums and thumping bass on “Tell Me Why” puts the record somewhere between a soul ballad and a bedroom banger. JAHKOY uses this blend to paint a picture of that cliche heartwarming, slow dance in the club as we stare deeply into each others soul cinema moment the ladies love.
JAHKOY’s new joint falls in line perfectly with his recent Forward Thinking II records “Acceptance V1” and “Odd Future.” Stream it below and look for the Toronto artist’s Forward Thinking II project to arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day.