With his debut EP Phoenix set to be released on Monday, 22 year old rising Soul sensation Jody Brock has premiered the video for his latest track ‘User‘ exclusively with us here at Gigslutz.
As a host of UK artists are gaining huge acclaim, not only in their home country but around the world, Brock showcases exactly why he is more than capable of matching their success and becoming the definitive British Soul singer.
On ‘User’, Brock’s stirring and passionate vocals deliver the track’s message of a heartfelt and frank look into a volatile and unhealthy relationship with immense beauty and feeling and combined with the monochromatic video showcasing his visual outpourings about being a user, create a brilliant pre-cursor to his highly anticipated forthcoming EP.
Inspired by classic artists like Donny Hathaway and Etta James, along with contemporaries like Jacob Banks, Kwabs and The Black Keys, the 4-track EP was written and recorded in LA, produced by Grammy award winner, mixer, engineer and producer Igloo, who has previously worked with Ludacris and co-written with ‘Jar of Hearts’ writer Drew Lawrence.
Born and raised in South West London, Brock was singing from an early age and went on to study at the famed BRIT School. With his musician father’s music collection to hand, he was mesmerised by the likes of David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Etta James, James Brown and Nina Simone, saying “Because my dad was so involved in music it made me want to explore it even more, which is when I found my love for Soul music. I built my foundations from the classics, but I was still just a kid so I was also influenced by albums like ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and ‘Stripped’ by Christina Aguilera. Most of all I just related to anything that had some form of soul and honesty to it.”
If you like what you hear on ‘User’, then make sure you grab your copy of Brock’s EP Phoenix when it’s released on Monday. You can also catch Brock performing live at his headline show at Queen Of Hoxton on Tuesday 24th March 2014, with tickets available for that show here. And finally, make sure you stay up to date with all things Jody Brock via his Twitter and Facebook.