Jupiter of Earth seems to be a solo project from a young artist from Florida. I’m going to surmise he is seventeen because that's the number on the right hand over of his Bandcamp page. His release Be Clear is a mix of contemporary pop, hip-hop and more. The songs are catchy and more infectious with multiple listens.
Up first is “In the Ooze” which is comprised of a reverb laced guitar, synths, hip-hop style drums and vocals. I really liked the vocal delivery which is a little hard to explain. He almost sounds tired and apathetic but that sounds a bit more pejorative than I’m intending. It sounds good and is actually something he mentions. He says “To me this album reminds me of being tired but not sad. Apathetic almost.”
The same sort of vibe spews from “Spending My Days.” He states, “I got homework / I should be doing / I got colleges I should be applying to / I got people I should be talking to / I got a life I should be living.” It’s one if the highlights with a great groove and delivery. The next standout was “Garden Web (ft. Lily Ruckstuhl)” which perhaps has the best hook on the album. As the album progresses “Tenure of Loss,” “Strange Skull,” “Sense Your Glow” and “Sonder” were all formidable songs.
On paper this album shouldn’t appeal to me as much as it did. I’m almost forty and to be blunt I am in a completely different part of my life than what’s being mentioned. I was pleasantly surprised by the talent here and that I was able to embrace the music as much as I did.
Overall, this was a solid release. The artist has a lot of time to work on his craft and I look forward to hearing more of his work.
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