From Springfield, MA, the Singer/Songwriter, and Rapper Myles Jéh releases his melodic and emotional single, "Excuses."
While fusing R&B into this warm single, Myles Jéh offers immense versatility through his sweet vocals and conceptual bars. Formulating his sound to offer dynamic elements through the sounds of Hip-Hop and R&B, Myles Jéh also provides story-like lyricism that keeps the listener's undivided attention.
While performing at events like BET Network's 106 & Park and opening for acts like Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, and Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, Myles Jéh is eager to get back on stage and swoon his audience once again.
With his recent single, "Excuses," Myles Jéh offers ambiance on a platter through the song's warm blend of organic/synthetic sonics that push an inviting R&B tone. Listening to Myles Jéh's vocals and bars, he goes back and forth from singing with a passion to confidently rapping about regretful themes surrounding a relationship and wishing it turned out differently.
"Excuses" opens with soft R&B production that floats with filtered guitar melodies and downtempo drum breaks. While Myles Jéh opens the song with his melodic vocals singing an emotional message, he quickly shifts into his rapping delivery, where he begins to expand on the sorrow storyline that fuels the track.
We love the deepness and passion that Myles Jéh has provided with his bars, as he delivers in this low and inviting tone that wraps around the listener like a warm embrace, even though his lyricism strikes an emotional chord near the heart. Continuing to sing of the troubled love he's experienced, the song comes to an end with the blissful R&B production that brings a slice of modernity.
Indeed an emotional song that pulls on our heartstrings, we love how Myles Jéh shifted these heavy thoughts into a sonic escape with his single "Excuses," as he serenades listeners while allowing them to form a deeper connection with the song itself.
Listen to "Excuses" here.
What inspired the emotional and passionate lyricism within your single "Excuses?" Why did you want to create such a reflective piece?
When I played the instrumental, the first line “We were just good friends” came out automatically without much thought. From there, I knew the direction of the song would flow with the concept of making excuses for one’s actions. The line in itself has been heard many times throughout history to create doubt when you know the truth all along. Many of us have been lied to or cheated on, and we hear the popular excuses “they ain’t mean nothing babe” or “never meant to hurt your feelings.” Passing the blame is easier than admitting you messed up and apologizing for some and this song reflects those instances.
Speaking on the mellow and warm production within "Excuses," did you create the production yourself? How did you create the sonics to offer a heightened sense of emotion and passion?
The instrumental was produced by Thaibeats and the track was engineered by Walt Arkain and Angelo Quaglia. I wanted the lyrics to match the production and the delivery to be subtle, yet confident. Although I’ve never been in this predicament myself, I wanted to dig deeper than narrating a storyline and tell the story as if I were involved.
Within your single, "Excuses," you go back and forth between your melodic vocals and your rhythmic bars. Is this a staple for your sound? Do you usually create this organic blend of Hip-Hop and R&B?
Blending bars and vocals have become a staple but started unintentionally. I loved to sing, but honestly couldn’t at first so I shifted to rapping my lyrics instead. After taking vocal lessons, I decided to incorporate singing into the Hip-Hop image I was developing and continued to keep both genres for my sound. R&B vocals on the hooks of Hip-Hop tracks are common, so blending the two wasn’t far-fetched. What isn’t common is that I’m doing both myself instead of having a featured artist.
It's clear that you often place conceptual themes into each of your songs. Why is story-telling so important to you, and how do you develop themes that listeners can relate with?
I always took to music that had a storyline, message, or conceptual theme. I prefer to write music that listeners can relate to in one way or another. Some people want to feel like they aren’t alone, others want to enjoy themselves and I cater to both. One thing I’ve seen people neglect to do in music is to realize that listeners don’t listen to one type of music. However, with that said, one thing that has been a staple in the music industry is songs that people can connect to tend to stick around.
Do you have any goals with your music going into the New Year?
Of course. “Always up to something” is the motto I follow and I will be releasing my EP titled “Mannequin” early in 2021. ‘Excuses’ is the lead single from the EP. I will also be returning to the studio to work on the next project which the majority was written during the quarantine.