Ahead of his new EP ‘1990’ being released, we sat down with J Warner to see what songs he would have liked to have claimed as his own.
A songwriter for the likes of Tinie Tempah, Sasha Keable and even JLS, the multi-talented J Warner is ready to embark on further solo material, and has unveiled the first track from his forthcoming EP ‘Est. 1990’. Warner’s newest offering ’Chill Chase’ speaks volumes of musical talent, with the wordsmith professing an undeniable talent for lyricism. Warner combines the honest lyrics with hypnotic wailing sounds, and a relentless and intoxicating chorus. A dominant, yet dull rhythmic beat also lends itself perfectly to the audio. We sat down with the gent himself to find out what tracks by other artists, he wishes he had penned.
1. Knox Brown – “Harry’s Code”
“I love the feel of this song. It’s just totally organic and it sounds like a classic! That’s a very rare feeling in music today, and a very tough thing to do.There’s a timeless element to the song, that I think most writers hope to achieve at least once in their career”.
2. Childish Gambino – “Sober”
“This is a really cool concept! He took the idea of not being ”sober” and flipped it, throwing it back to the years of popular funk and yet adding a twist that brings it into the present”.
3. Michael Jackson – “They Don’t Care About Us”
“What can I say, it’s Michael Jackson! ‘They don’t care about us’ is timeless, massively epic and a song that will live forever. There’s just a very honest, feel good vibe”
4. Coldplay – “Magic”
“I really respect the writing style and technique, something like this needs a ‘less is more’ approach on the beat. A simple but effective melody”.
5. James Blake – “Retrograde”
“I love everything about this song, the production is left! It kind of doesn’t even make sense, a real phenomenal piece”.
J Warner’s ‘Chill Chase‘ feat. Wretch 32 is the first track taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Est.1990’