Power Freaks – [Jean Dawson]

Jean Dawson made quite the impression with his last effort “Bruise Boy,” which dropped in February. the track left quite the impact on me personally and is actually one of my favorite songs of the year so far. Now, Dawson returns with one of my favorite videos of the year for his new effort “Power Freaks.” Don’t get me wrong “Power Freaks” is still great song– Dawson showcases, yet again, and anthemic, genreless, and catchy (yet grungy) sound– but the visuals for this really take things up a notch. Directed by Zachary Bailey, Mikayel (both of whom did “Bruise Boy) and Dawson himself, the three create some really imaginative, beautiful shots while still fitting the grungy, authentic, stripped-down atmosphere of the song. With a unique sound and keen eye for visuals, Dawson is really establishing himself as a supreme talent.

BRUISE BOY – [Jean Dawson]

When it comes to Jean Dawson, expect the unexpected. I recently came across Jean Dawson and it’s definitely been one of the most interesting experiences getting to know his music. Each song is a vastly different experience, sound, and, in some cases, language than the one before. What they all share is Jean’s palpable energy. His new video-assisted “BRUISE BOY” only reinforces and encapsulates Dawson’s star power and diversity. The hook has a distinct pop/rock feel with Dawson’s off-kilter crooning backed by devastatingly catchy riff, but he seamlessly transitions into more of rap feel with a jutting flow. In the second verse, he uses a slower, softer crooning that sets up the genreless, cascading instrumental outro. All of this brought to life with a trippy, colorful, video that captures the songs frenetic beauty to a T. Rock. Rap. Pop. Call it what you want, but one thing’s clear, Jean has “it.”