Soul samples & hard drums. Crispy snares & vinyl pops. All the DNA involved in making a cold boom bap album. But if music is a language, then what JSOUL is saying speaks volumes. As JSOUL explains, "Each track I make represents what I love & want to hear inside the culture I was raised in. It expresses the sentiments I believe in without having to say a word." While the core of 'The Purple Symphony' lies in the head nod, the underlying message is "let's make something & say something real." From beginning to end, the message is clear; all you gotta do is listen.
Coming from Baltimore, the harsh realities mixed with the club culture & strong hip hop scene makes it easy to translate. Working with wordsmiths like Substantial, Greenspan, Mathematics, Eze Jackson, & Sean Armstrong adds to the depth of the album's message.
“As a visual artist, I've always seen colors and shapes when listening to music. That's the reason I called it 'The Purple Symphony'. Different colors have an effect on our psychological imprints. When I made the album, I saw "The Color Purple"; which is a strong color, but can be used in many different ways to convey many different things.” -JSOUL
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