Following on from his debut single ‘Good Feeling’, London based soul singer Jodie Abacus has released a new track, Halfway to Mexico. He’s already won support from the likes of BBC1Xtra as he marries R&B with golden age funk for something that sounds fresh and relevant.
Produced by Royce Wood Junior, Halfway to Mexico opens with these synth screams, before it settles into an almost gospel funk, the delicious melody Abacus delivers shrouded in harmonised vocals and this bubbling funk backing, complete with chiming fragments on the synth. There’s something irresistible about the whole thing, as Abacus goes in heavy on the tune, and throws around popping guitar solos and an increasingly diluted feeling towards the end. Its quite something.
Check it out, here