Crashing the electronic/hip-hop scene by way of Atlanta, Georgia, the genre-defying recording artist, producer, and singer-songwriter JLM brings the heat in his fourth studio single, "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)."
If there's one thing to know about JLM, it's to expect the unexpected. The former rock/metal band member turned solo artist truly knows no bounds, as his music continues to defy cookie-cutter genres while always leaving his audience on their toes.
More recently, the Atlanta-based producer/singer-songwriter released his powerhouse fourth studio single, "Nuclear (feat. Tylor Barder)," which took its toll on us to say the least. As JLM's smooth and haunting vocals cascade over the intro and into the first verse, the groundbreaking stylings of Taylor Barber swoop in to make for an unforgettable listening experience.
Jumping into the single, "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)," the track takes off with a pulsating kick and a hazy synth arrangement alongside a haunting piano melody and JLM's airy vocal portrayal. As the sonics begin to grow more dense and electrifying, they build into this overall feeling of anticipation that leaves us under the wing of Taylor Barber and his ferocious metal scream.
What comes alongside Taylor Barber's head-turning scream is an aggressive dubstep-like beat that scorches through our speakers like a wildfire. Accompanying these hefty sonics is JLM's dominant verse that dives into the nuclear bomb that is his evolving music career and the toll it's about to take on our music industry. As Taylor Barber lets out one last wicked belt, the track comes to a sharp close that leaves us in need of more sonic thrills like this four-minute escapade.
Find your next thrill in JLM's latest hit, "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)," available on all digital streaming platforms.
You've truly wowed us with the release of your dynamic single, "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)." What inspired you to release such a heavy, unexpected, and powerful track like this?
I really wanted to create a song that tapped into multiple genres and really not caring about the success. This was my song to really just say "F" it, I'm going to make a song that hits as many genres as I can throw at it and make it make sense with the listener.
Why did you want to feature the ferocious screams of Taylor Barber within "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)"? Why did you feel that the song needed this exhilarating aspect?
I wanted it because I wanted this song to go 0-60 and have the transition being as smooth as possible. I felt Taylor Barber's screaming vocals would be perfect! I didn't want this song to be a part of the norm, so I decided the best way to do this was to throw a curveball into the equation.
What was your experience working alongside Taylor Barber for "Nuclear (feat. Taylor Barber)"? Did he aid in the creation of the metal-inspired instrumentation?
It was easy, he was looking for some feat. work and I hit him up. I told him what to do and that was that.
How did co-producer Tyler Kimberly help sharpen and refine the tune to reach your standards and vision? What sort of listening experience were the two of you going for?
Tyler is incredible with his work. I created the song and he made it sound so much thicker and more electronic. He really made this song kick off in the direction I was looking for. He also added the breakdown at the end of the song, which was a killer bonus.
What's next for you?
I have around 3 more original releases this year and I'm currently working on 2022 stuff. I'm extremely excited to release these originals because the music videos along with them are... interesting.