Brooklyn-based hip-hop and R&B recording artist Jovian is merging sounds in a way truly only he can, born with the rare disorder, synesthesia. Able to smell, taste, hear, feel and see colours in his head that he’s never seen before, he treats the sounds he creates with similar otherworldliness, as evidenced on his recently released single, Better.
His new single is ‘Where’d U Go’, which you can get an exclusive first listen too here on I Am Hip Hop, see’s Jovian enter the dark with a brooding and atmospheric hip hop track. The shadowy world created on the track comes to life with haunting synths and vocal samples that float gently over a heavy kick driven beat. Jovian moves between his idiosyncratic vocals and his ultra-chill flow caking the track in a raw emotion that is encapsulated within his hard-hitting lyrics. This new single follows the worldwide online and radio success of ‘Better’, ‘2 Young’ and ‘Timothée Chalamet’.
Originally drawn to music to deal with depression, anxiety and body dysmorphia, Jovian went to acting school for 11 years (where he met Timothée Chalamet, the inspiration behind his previous single), giving him the skills to create music which is vulnerable, raw and honest storytelling. Of Puerto Rican heritage, he struggled with mental health issues until turning to music as an outlet for both his frustrations and creativity. Alongside his synesthesia, Jovian found himself with a unique view of the world which comes across in his music, a constantly changing tapestry of styles which can see his voice effortlessly switching from falsetto to rap.
Get an exclusive look at the new video for ‘Where’d U Go’ right here at I Am Hip Hop
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