Ben Arnon


premiere: harville`s jonathan singletary finds his voice on the hook-filled “high horse”

February 20, 2020

As the singer for the alt-rock outfit Harville, Jonathan Singletary has always had one foot in the past and one in the future. The AFROPUNK 2018 band’s music paid homage to the roots of rock while shading in with adventurous production and strong lyrics. On his solo debut, Singletary retools the recipe, turning his ear to silky guitar lines, dub flourishes, and some seriously infectious future R&B that evokes Stankonia-era Outkast. “High Horse” rides on what might be Singletary’s strongest hook to date alongside some of his densest lyrical work, exploring that special kind of frustration when “you walk away from a disagreement with someone you love and hours later all the clever clap-backs come to you and you start really letting them know how you feel, even though it’s just you in the mirror.” While Singletary may have shed the bombast of Harville for a more introspective stance, “High Horse” showcases the rise of an impressive solo talent.

“High Horse” comes from Singletary’s forthcoming solo EP. Check out more from him on Instagram @jonathansingletary