JEAN-MIKHAEL – DEAL
LABEL: OTOD RECORDS | RELEASE: 13/11/18
A poignant artist rising through the ranks with his formidable vocal prowess Jean-Mikhael brings finesse and flair with the release of his music video, premiered exclusively with The Hype Magazine. His eloquent and soothing vocals are entangled with mesmerising melodies and effortless vigour. Taking it back to the basics he showcases his theatrical presence through the forte of a live performance, feeding off his innate star quality.
Presenting a brand new slab of unheard music and a delicious taste of what Jean-Mikhael is all about, ‘Deal’ is taken from his newly released EP ‘The Deal’. Glossy, innovative and empowering, the EP is a deliberate construction that has been built from a recipe of productions, emotions, visuals and lyrics, all seasoned with time rather than being rushed out, which is a standout difference to his music. “Everything new, and new again,” he says of ‘The Deal’. The project zoomed through the R&B/Soul iTunes charts hitting the top 10 and peaking at Number 8.
‘The Deal’ is an intricate formation of singles that meander across the spectrum of contemporary R&B and pop, with a flickering of electronic influences. From the sub-heavy ‘Every Little Thing’ to the seductive and sensual sounds of ‘Senorita’ the EP is the blank canvas to which Jean-Mikael expresses the multi-dimensional conscious side to himself.
Having carefully selected his own time to release music recordings, his musical journey is far from infancy as he sports an impressive CV. Not only a BRIT School graduate, following in the footsteps of notable alumni such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Ella Eyre, his first musical venture was as the young Michael Jackson in London’s West-End production of ‘Thriller LIVE’. His confidence on the stage has also been captured on camera having shot numerous fashion shoots including for Teen Vogue. With such disciplines conquered, his show stopping, showman tendencies continue to play a central role within all aspects of his music, from the sound and delivery through to the visuals themselves, the first of which is set to release alongside the ‘The Deal’ EP. His live presence has also awarded him with a sold-out headline show at 229 The Venue and performances for platforms such as Sofar Sounds and People’s Day 2018.
MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHunvbTwTQ