Nashville Funk. - Listen to J. Human: Nameless
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posted 04 Aug 2019 by Krister Axel
The funkiest song you will hear today, guaranteed.

The first thing this fun new drop from J. Human reminds me of is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars - it has a similar slinky groove, that massive bass-line and busy strum feel, and a fantastic vocal track. Nameless is a true party song, bringing together a dramatic narrative with the zen-focus of bouncing a backbeat off of that 4-on-the-floor.

While Nameless was written as a way to help others embrace what makes them different, at the core of this track lies the groove - a sticky, bubbly thing, just pure, Morris Day-style funk. We have a comp-riff on the electric piano, and a bass-line that's on fire; this song could put your grandparents on the dance floor. But the message runs a bit deeper than just making your body move: just be yourself. That sense of walking into a situation where you don’t really belong, but owning it anyway, can be the key to unlocking a new future for yourself. Go ahead - be nameless.

We could just ride
Because there ain't no lines on the subway

J. Human, real name Joel Heumann, is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist and producer. This track was co-produced with Luke Arens. Heumann has also written tracks for Alyson Stoner, Lenay Chantelle, and Ha Dong-kyun.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist

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