Making his official debut, Los Angeles born singer-songwriter and entertainer Jaafar Jackson releases his new single and video “Got Me Singing” today. Produced by his friend and chief collaborator Hardy Indiigo [Madonna, Carlos Santana], the track introduces a simmering style powered with live instrumentation and bordering pop, R&B, soul, and Caribbean influences. His dynamic delivery builds from breathy verses into a show-stopping refrain as he croons the immediately irresistible hook, “Got me singing.” An uptempo beat infused with South American elements such as Brazil’s very own Baile Funk and 90’s house chords, the track is Jaafar’s introduction to his world.
About the song, Jaafar said, ”While recording “Got Me Singing”, I knew this song would be a special one and would be a great introduction to my sound and upcoming album. It gave me the feeling of wanting to dance. I can’t wait to share it with the world and hope they get the same feeling.”
“Got Me Singing” is the first taste of new music off of Jaafar’s forthcoming independent full-length, Famous, which will be released on his birthday, July 25th.
Given the legendary lineage of the Jackson family, music might be hardwired into his DNA, but Jaafar Jackson also trailblazes his own sound. The son of Jermaine Jackson, he gravitated towards piano at just 12-years-old and immersed himself in songwriting and performing, spending countless hours on his craft. At the same time, he developed a heightened musical palette, spanning everything from film scores to icons such as his dad Jermaine, aunt Janet, late uncle Michael, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Mathis, and many more. Meeting French-Congolese creative Hardy Indiigo, he unlocked an infectious and international energy through merging Afro-Latin sensibilities and pop R&B ambition.
Famous ignites this style on a global scale in 2019.