J HUS is definitely not an artist that I ever thought I would be including in a blog about my favourite music simply because I once viewed him as something of a gimmick. However, latest release ‘Common Sense’ has made everything make sense to me.
The thing that I love most about this album is that every song is completely different, making it quite an intriguing listen. Also, despite a slight connotation of humour in much of his writing, it is still a piece of work that can and is taken very seriously by enthusiasts of this genre and this is what makes it stand out from other similar artists. Its pure genius.
J HUS seems to be part of a new wave of British R’n’B artists prepared to redefine the genre as we know it. ‘Did You See’ has seen the artist grow rapidly in popularity and is definitely a club classic of the future, however, the songs that I think deserve recognition are ‘Common Sense’ and ‘Closed Doors’. If you fused J HUS with Tom Misch or FKJ then this is inevitably what you would get (by the way, that is the feature of my dreams). These songs feature a clever mix of funky beats and instrumentals, the catchiest of choruses and modern rap. Stop what you’re doing and check it out for yourself.
Want to get involved? Comment below your favourite albums of all time!