Jude the Obscure releases his Moments EP with new dreamy, jazz-fusion title track
“He fuses the earthy textures of jazz soundscape with his witty lyricism and dynamic flow that make his music utterly irresistible - A1234
“Jude the Obscure specialises in nuanced production, creating effortless harmony between his hip-hop vocal and neo-jazz instrumental” - Music Crowns
“Hailing from South Manchester, Jude The Obscure is one of the most integrative and experimental artists to come across my digital desk” - The Other Side Reviews
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South Manchester talent Jude the Obscure, the upcoming singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist returns to offer out his latest dreamy jazz-fusion single, ‘Moments’. The release follows on from previous hits, the smooth neo jazz-rap sounds of ‘Chapter 8’ and the pared back, guitar-led number, ‘Waiting’, both of which were unveiled earlier this year to a welcomed response from the likes of Stereofox, The Most Radicalist and Mystic Sons, to name but a few. Jude has also had an incredible impact at streaming platforms so far, with spots on New Music Friday UK, Jazz UK and Fresh Finds at Spotify and On The Corner and Jazz Scene: UK at Apple, as well as support on Deezer and Amazon.
With a number of successful singles under his belt, the backing of top music publications and a meticulously curated signature sound, Jude the Obscure is well on his way to becoming a modern neo-jazz and soul star.
Not one to lie on his laurels, Jude hopes to further cement himself into the hearts, minds and ears of his ever-expanding fanbase with ‘Moments’, a lyrically impassioned, piano-led, jazz and hip-hop influenced single oozing with soulful trumpet licks and impactful live drums.
“‘Moments’ is about hard work; about overcoming the hurdles that life throws at you; about coming out on top in light of the hardships we face in our day to day lives. It’s an anthem of resilience and perseverance – surviving your early twenties with ambition, aspiration and sanity intact is no easy feat. One way or another, we all find ways to cope with what’s going on around us, now more than ever.”
Jude the Obscure is a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in South Manchester, UK. The 24-year-old has been honing his craft there since 2015, drawing inspiration from the multitudes of jazz, hip-hop and soul in and around the 0161. With powerful vocal abilities and adept spoken word skills, Jude the Obscure entered 2020 as an established and well-rounded artist. Following a string of self-releases in 2019 that resulted in a feature on BBC Introducing, Jude the Obscure is an artist worth watching.
Jude the Obscure has live shows planned for London, Manchester and Leeds in March-April 2021.
Source Olivia Rayner
December 17, 2020 11:24am ET by Olivia Rayner