HOTT NEW ARTIST Jex ???
I kicked off last week by raving about Paralyzed, by Raider & Alltair ft. Jex. I’m still obsessed with this song, and it’s been a new staple in my morning routine. What I’ve found to be my favorite part of this song and what I think makes it so catchy is our leading lady, Jex. Hailing from New Jersey, Jex, aka Jordan Miller, has a warm and robust voice that makes her stand out among many female vocalists in these genres. Her voice is powerful, less flighty and whimsical. Jex works with a slightly lower tone than many, but it makes her stand out.
I’ve been so drawn to it in Paralyzed that I decided to explore some of Jex’s other music and features. Lucky for me (and you!), Jex has a number of songs on SoundCloud, so I have plenty of material to convince you how bomb this chick is (not that you needed much after Paralyzed, I’m sure). My all-time favorite thing about Jex is how much fun you can hear her having on these songs.
Let me tell you, I was far from disappointed. In the last couple months, Jex has been featured on three new releases: My Way (Humain Ft. Jex), Empty House (LU2VYK ft. Jex) and Legends (Jason Gewalt & Uplink ft. Jex). Jex’s vocals grace a variety of genres, and she is able to adapt to each with ease.
Last week, Humain dropped their house track, My Way. Not only is this house beat dope, we are super lucky to hear Jex’s huge vocal range. The song starts off with in her lower register, and she gently introduces her head voice before going in on some wild belting of higher notes. I don’t have a huge amount of experience with vocal technique, but I know that is not easy. Those notes can get screechy real fast, and especially over a house track, this can be either really great or really not. You can legit hear the house beats in this song, which can be overpowering, but not only did Humain drop a dope track (that would have still been great without vocals), they created a track that compliments and doesn’t drown out Jex.
In Empty House, Jex sings over LU2VYK’s deep house grooves. The beat is more consistent and takes a back seat to Jex’s vocals. We get another glimpse of her upper range and head voice, which is crisp and clean; it fuses nicely with the uber chill vibe of this song. This song is much different than My Way, Legends and Paralyzed. The deep house vibes give Jex an opportunity to showcase a different side of her vocals – gentle but still a powerhouse. Similarly to Humain, LU2VYK has created a beat that compliments the vocals, and is a hybrid dance/chill that fits any occasion.
Finally, in Jason Gewalk & Uplink’s banger, Legends, Jex goes straight up balls to the walls. She flies over this EDM-heavy track and gives us yet another taste of her skill. Out of the three songs, Legends is certainly the most aggressive in its production. This song is like a game of tennis, the ball going back and forth between highlighting the heavy beat and giving Jex the spotlight. My favorite part of this entire song is her sassy “owww!” that you hear twice – about halfway through and then towards the end.
All of these songs required cross-continental collaboration – LU2VYK is France-based, Humain records in Germany, and Jason Gewalt & Uplike hail from Spain and Germany, respectively. If you read my last post, you’d already know that the good ol’ U.S.A gets to call Jex our own. On Jex’s Soundcloud, you will find the 3 songs above in addition to some of her own original tracks (good looks to Alive and Guiding Light). Her Youtube has a collection of covers and original content. You can bet the second this girl drops another original track, I will be ALL. OVER. IT. You can check out all of these artists on social media below the singles.