Jade Emperor sets the mood and impresses in an instant with this brand new single.
Stylishly blending a jazz-cafe-style soundscape with paired vocals, harmonies, and a fine sense of structure, Greener delivers immediate good vibes instrumentally, and proceeds to weave around you a web of realism that’s strangely calming to listen to.
Jade’s performance is particularly characterful, softly soulful and slightly raspy, meandering its way through this simple and satisfying melody with ease. And always we get the welcomed resolve of the hook, a suddenly brighter moment, with additional vocal layers and a slightly brighter vibe from the beat.
While there’s a nostalgic familiarity to the set-up of this song, there’s also Jades clear personality and writing style to give it a fresh edge – not to mention the slightly warped, almost speed-adjust guitar part that leads things in.
The song’s lyrics are a huge part of what separates this and makes it particularly interesting. Jade’s perspective and the scenes she sets appear comforting, familiar, yet the development of the song, the concept, shine light on an important topic. It’s fun, but it runs deeper than that, too. A real pleasure to turn up loud and escape into for a while.