new music: jalen n’gonda brings back that classic soul sound on his latest single “why i try” #soundcheck

March 15, 2017

Thank God classic soul never goes out of style. Sometimes you wake up in a foulass mood and all it takes is a little bit of that sound to get you going. Jalen N’Gonda’s new single “Why I Try” doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it doesn’t need to. It’s a goddamn wheel. Wheels are great. Instead, the track is bursting at the seems with timeless hooks and a perfect groove carrying a song of heartbreak and perseverance. “Why I Try” is destined to be stuck in your head for days. This song is just what you need on this coldass miserable morning. It’s almost better than coffee.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor