Over 85 – [Hojean]

One of my favorite genres to have emerged in this incredibly experimental time is the hybrid mixture of Pop and Alternative R&B. This multifaceted soundscape is comprised of a ton of heart and contrastingly lighthearted live instrumentation that compliments the bright and dark themes of the genres range. Fans of this artful sound should be incredibly familiar with the talents of Hojean and his ability to swoon as an artist that is quickly on the rise. The Georgia based singer-songwriter’s newly released single, “Over 85,” is a palpable love ballad that embodies love’s powerful feeling of longing, sacrifice and blind impulse. Throwing caution to the wind, Hojean speeds towards his love with complete disregard for his surroundings allowing love’s strength to lead the way. Although he has been actively releasing music for several years, Hojean’s most recent releases are the start of an exciting moment in any artist’s career who is clearly stepping into their own. Listen to “Over 85” by Hojean below.

You Feel Like – [Hojean]

Hojean might have his best release to date with the release to date with his new single “You Feel Like.” Hojean is one of the most entertaining people to follow on social media, as he takes a Lil Nas X approach with all the memes and videos. Combine that with his alluring voice and how he’s continuing to progress with his songwriting and we could be getting an early look at a potential breakout artist in 2020. “You Feel Like” is a love ballad that slides into the indie-pop grain of music. The instrumentation of this record is incredible from the laid back guitar to the chilling piano backing Hojean’s vocals toward the backend of the track. This record is definitely a positive high note for Hojean and his team to close out the year one as we gear up for the first quarter of music in 2020. Tune in and stream Hojean’s blissful new single “You Feel Like” below.

Let Me – [hojean]

Upon hearing hojean’s new record, “Let Me,” I wasn’t exactly sold on the first listen. It was clear that there was some promise, but not until I went back to this track a few times did it really click for me. Odd as it may sound, knowing that I had to work to fully understand this one actually made me more excited about the song, as so few artists these days have the ability to attract repeat listeners. So often, thanks to the pace at which music moves, we find ourselves trying out a record once and then shelving it altogether, but with “Let Me,” I immediately had to keep coming back until I knew that I had fully grasped what was on the table. With this, the very nature of “Let Me” is what allows for this phenomenon to happen, as the emotional complexity of the lyrics pair with the breezy instrumentation to create something that delves just below the surface in regards to artistry. Furthermore, hojean doesn’t lay out all of his cards in the first few seconds, instead choosing to build up the story as the song goes on. As a result, from a listener’s perspective, I’ve …