Omar Jaber Lights a Torch on Latest Release, "Scars"


Toronto Singer-Songwriter Omar Jaber's first new single "Scars," since last month's track "Distilled," is a folk-country and soft rock amalgamation, and it doesn't change much about the deep and mellow melancholy found throughout. However, it still feels like a discovery of something profound in Omar's writing.


"Scars" blends folky reverberated guitar hooks, undulating riffs, and country backbone found in Omar's vocal timbre and rasp into an understated yet remarkable soft-rock folk-inspired song. The hooks elusively glide down the pallet of our suddenly disarmed minds as Omar Jaber's hymns chance on limited details relatable enough to feel real. His short rasp and the mid register lavish vocals quiver with quite enough passion for dismantling you internally.


These words are my disguise, I use this paper, so I can taper off of things that get me high,” Omar Jaber sings in the opening line of "Scars." Still, his frustrated introspection exudes a revelatory texture amongst his expression on this: The song's chorus admits vulnerability in that he realizes the mistakes of his past, "I know who is to blame for the scars on your face, you asked me to chase you, but I wasn’t up for that race.”


He laments about the decisions he's made as the serenely plucked guitar hook elevates the scenery. As it tugs away seamlessly with a modest bass groove and a robust rhythm, it still holds as artfully natural as a great coffee blend; it savors the emotions being conveyed through its warming textures. When Omar confides, "My heart took a hit, one that I thought you could replace," it's a confiding moment so tame yet devastating that you may notice something in your own introspective though after this tune too.



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