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JMSN Blends Seduction and Nonchalance on “Talk Is Cheap”

On “Talk Is Cheap,” JMSN’s vocals melt into a velvet pool of R&B glamour.

Talk may be cheap, but JMSN’s voice is pure gold. The R&B singer’s latest single from his forthcoming album, Velvet, “Talk Is Cheap” pushes and blends together boundaries of overt seduction and nonchalance.

There is a heat that resonates from most of JMSN’s music, but on this single, in particular, his vocals melt into a pool of something luxe and, as the album suggests, velvety. Amidst needling high notes and harmonies, JMSN processes anger and frustration until his emotions sound nothing short of glamorous. 

“Talk Is Cheap” also features ad-libs from Joey Fatts and fresh confidence for JMSN, who just a few albums ago was embittered and drinking alone. “So take your money, and get out of my face,” he sings before wagging his finger and assuring us that he’s found his vision. Never one for aggressive music, this newfound candor is an exciting addition to JMSN's emotional range.

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