Built on the lo-fi and hip-hop elements we all know and love, but with a smooth live instrumentation twist, "This Will Be The Year" by D a v i d J a m e s and Jimmy Smith is the sound of hope and positivity in every way.
The track starts as a nostalgic reflection and then continuously builds into a musical celebration. The soulful jazzhop harmony of the guitar leads into some scratched samples hinting to an old-school-ish hip-hop influence. Evolving the track into a quick but fruitful musical conversation, David and esteemed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Jimmy Smith desire to share their positivity with one another, resulting in a beautiful jazzy back-and-fourth.
"When meditating on the past, it's easy to slip into dark places that darken and narrow the scope of your perceived future. The last year has been extremely difficult for many, and there was a moment amidst my personal woe when I was able to reframe my thoughts into a positive and worthwhile picture. "This Will Be The Year" is an illustration of that transition in thought. "
"This Will Be The Year" is taken off The Lonely Socks Club - the latest release by D a v i d J a m e s. If you're vibing with the sounds on this track, be sure to give the rest of the album a listen!