I might be tainted, but that don't change how I feel for you/ You're the one, my favorite song that I ride to, croons L.A. singer Jarell Perry on "Tainted," a fresh R&B cut from Soulection producer starRo's new EP, Emotion. Perry moves in a similar lane as many of today's vulnerable male voices—think Drake, How To Dress Well, Yung Lean, and every other young man trying to articulate love. It reminds me of when I used to sit in my basement listening to the former's So Far Gone, having just learned that men also have emotions. Satisfyingly, starRo's production matches up to Perry's narrative: gooey, pensive, and spacious—but not empty. Listen to "Tainted" below and bag the Emotion EP, out now on Soulection.
February 12, 2015