Versatile singer, songwriter and producer J.Lamotta returns with brand new R&B EP called â€œBrand New Choiceâ€ via Jakarta Records.
J.Lamotta has gone from strength to strength since her 2019 sophomore album â€œSuzumeâ€, garnering support from international music community and touring across Europe and Asia, including the iconic Blue Note Tokyo. Now sheâ€™s back with her brand new EP entitled â€œBrand New Choiceâ€ moving on from the organic sound of Suzumeâ€™s very successful retro band sound, the new EP shows fresh flavours in her music and contains contributions from a variety of producers. Its futuristic R&B sound is achieved through extensive use of synths and up-to-date rhythms and makes it Lamottaâ€™s most contemporary release so far.
The EPâ€™s 1st single â€œCan’t Refuseâ€ already marks that new direction the artist J.Lamotta is going for: while soulful R&B vocal harmonies remain, hard hitting hiphop-drums drive the song forward bringing a new energy to her music – accompanied by lyrics reflecting on relationships and sexuality and a music video with Lamotta’s signature aesthetic at the forefront, â€œCanâ€™t Refuseâ€ gives an exciting and impressive first taste of the whole â€œBrand New Choiceâ€ EP and what to expect from it.
And while the singer/producerâ€™s previous releases already focused on lyrics and personal delivery â€œBrand New Choiceâ€ follows a similar path but goes even deeper and gets more personal than ever – revealing a liberal, independent and reflected thinker using her music to express not only the artist J.Lamotta but the person Rotem Alagem too.
The 2nd single â€œHope So” – that is also the opener of the EP – states that pretty clear as it deals with the end of ones past, shares its tears over hard hitting drums and warm synths, honours the late great Aaliyah while rolling with the genre’s current zeitgeist is what sparks the spirit of â€œBrand New Choiceâ€ and the 2020 version of J.Lamotta.
The very tasteful artwork just like the whole visual conception of the record comes from J.Lamottaâ€™s befriended and also Berlin based designer Gabriella Achandinha.