J-Sol (@jsolworld) is a talented British Nigerian singer-songwriter from London, England. Not too long ago, he released a lovely Afro-R&B single, “Toxic Love,” produced by multi-Grammy nominated, platinum-selling record production duo, Bizkit-N-Butta (John Legend, TLC, Miguel, Beyoncé).
J-Sol – “Toxic Love” single
“You know you got me on my knees, girl, you know this D*** ain’t for free (no, no). 20 on an Uber’s not cheap (no, no). So, if you’re playing with a heart, don’t play with mine ‘cause it might not bleed, come outside. You always tryna hit me, I’m armored. Call it toxic loving, I don’t even wanna beat up on it. We go on and on’ing, I don’t even wanna be there so often. But sh*t’s alarming, every time I see you, I fall back in you night till morning.” – lyrics
“‘Toxic Love’ delves into the difficulties of holding on to something harmful, conveying a relatable feeling of powerlessness in trying to break free,” explained J-Sol, whose vulnerable vocals perfectly lend themselves to the contemporary production employing global rhythms, R&B influences, and a crafty pop-infused arrangement bridging the gap between UK and US maximalist.
“Toxic Love” follows last year’s “R4L,” which earned the title “Record of the Week” on BBC 1xtra and secured a playlist spot on Kiss Fresh’s B-list. The single peaked at #5 on the Music Week chart, spending 9 weeks on the chart. His 2021 love meets conscious ballad, “Free,” premiered on Kiss FM and was supported by BBC 1xtra’s DJ Ace & Nadia Jae, among others. Furthermore, “Toxic Love” is the title track and serves as the first offering for J-Sol’s upcoming EP, slated for release in February 2024.
“I hear you’re creeping around, the silence is growing loud.”
Talking about his upcoming EP, J-Sol stated, “The project sparked from my therapist being brutally honest with me saying I’m toxic (in the most loving way)”. The project marks a turning point for J-Sol, who explained how the EP “is a healing journey about my experiences with love, from sexual relationships to platonic love including friendships and family. I wrote and produced part of the songs during a trip to L.A. to find myself, but it was fully recorded in my bedroom and I executive produced and wrote every song.”
After receiving early support from the likes of Kiss 100, Rinse FM, Represent FM, BBC 1xtra, and Capital Xtra at radio, as well as GRM Daily, SBTV, Link Up TV, and Rated RnB, J-Sol is poised to disrupt the pop-flooded UK music scene with “Toxic Love” and his upcoming EP.
As the son of a preacher, J-Sol grew up surrounded by gospel music and played the drums in church every Sunday. Being raised singing in the church choir, he became fluent in neo-soul and R&B, incorporating the gospel influence into his music before starting to hone his songwriting skills at the prestigious BRIT School alongside the likes of Adele, Leona Lewis, Raye, and FKA Twigs.
J-Sol rose to prominence with his YouTube covers, which resulted in “Into The Covers,” two covers EPs, accumulating over 20 million streams and 100 million views and saw support from Spotify Editorial. Since then, J-Sol has released several singles and EPs, after supporting the likes of Boyz II Men, Jeremih, and Little Mix, among others.
J-Sol has accumulated over 20 million streams and 100 million views across various platforms, including entering the Spotify Viral Charts in multiple countries including France, Sweden, United States Global, and Canada.
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