J.Jr – “Get Ahead”


“Get Ahead” is a gripping new track from J.Jr, an artist based in Bath, UK who excels in a blend of stirring folk-ready introspection and subtle electronic adornments. Flickering acoustic guitar and sporadic piano pushes complement a gorgeous vocal presence, exuding relatable sentiments of growth within the human experience — and especially life’s evolution, as one grows up from familial comforts to paving a personal path, which is bolstered by self-confidence.

Lyrics like “the ones you love will see you through,” reminds of the power of support, and how friends and family add impactfully on this personal journey. “Get Ahead” compels in both its title-touting escalation — where passionate guitar strums combine with electronic textures — and more solemn folk entrancement. The result is melodically memorable and thematically stirring. We’re excited to hear what’s next from J.Jr.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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