“2021 for me is about putting out as much music and content as possible so the world can get to know who J Carlyle is as an artist and bring a new vibe to the scene”
Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Intruder Alert’ here at I Am Hip Hop.
“I’m a believer in making the music that you enjoy listening to and these are the genres I actively listen to most of the time. So, it only made sense when the inspiration came to put them together for this new single,” begins rapper J Carlyle about his new single ‘Intruder Alert’ out today. From first writing songs at the age of 15, J Carlyle has always appreciated music of different styles, with Reggae, Old School Dub, R&B and Dancehall figuring highly along his life as a Grime MC, all of which has found its way into his own sound.
Taking inspiration from wretch32 and Govana as well as old-school 90s r’n’b, J Carlyle also intertwines his lyrics with his passion for poetry and spoken word. Performing a few times on the Poetic Unity Platform, he has compiled some of his pieces of work to be published on a date yet to be confirmed.
“In regard to spoken word, it’s been a vital tool in expression for myself and the way I have been able to support others. “Pressures of the Precious” is a piece I have out now on all streaming platforms which is a representative of that.
I consider rap to be an acronym broken down into “Rhythm and Poetry”. So, it’s been a way for me to tell my story eloquently but then tailor it to a beat to capture the essence of not just sound but the content of the lyrics also.”
Stating that his new track ‘Intruder Alert’ is based on the modern-day story of ‘sliding into DM’s’, he states he wants the song to ultimately be interpreted in whatever way people see fit. Not allowing lockdown to stifle his passions for creativity, the track was recorded at Luma Sounds Studio where he has produced more music that is coming out later this year. His previous single ‘Forever Girl’ was also produced by the platinum-selling Mantra, famed for his work with artists such as Future and Rhianna.
Working in mental health when he is not making music, J Carlyle states he has always leaned towards artists who use their platform to speak on important topics.
“I’m not saying its mandatory, but I have always endeared towards artists that have a message in their music. And so, it’s important for me to do the same. I believe music is like therapy to the soul. Mental health is a big part of my message
I worked in a secure mental health hospital for 7 years. It was an interesting insight into how people’s minds work and [I was] also able to recognise things within myself. In [relation] to music, I used to use it in key worker sessions to help some of the service users express themselves.
As it has been a useful tool for me to put my thoughts and feelings into perspective.
Whether its music or poetry… it’s been a blessing to be able to share it with the world”
Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Intruder Alert’ HERE at I Am Hip Hop and let us know what you think!
Latest posts by Jasmine Hodge (see all)
- NEW MUSIC | PREMIERE: J CARLYLE ‘INTRUDER ALERT’ — February 15, 2021
- NEW MUSIC | JOVIAN ‘WHERE’D U GO’ NEW SINGLE PREMIERE — November 13, 2020
- INTERVIEW | VERSATILE SPEAK OUT ON LAST YEAR’S SCANDAL AND THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘FLASHY FLASHY’ — November 9, 2020