Jul 2013 23

JMSN (yes, like the whiskey) is a singer/producer with some rather sweet, heavy-hearted tracks in his discography. After releasing his dark debut album Priscilla last January, the artist is set to release a collaborative EP titled Unit 6 with Black Hippy’s Ab-Soul later on this year. But today, he unveiled a very classy music video to accompany his jazzy number ‘Love & Pain’. Opening with blasts of saxophone goodness and transitions into dreamy R&B, the record transcends into a painful (hence the title) love ballad. Comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd are imminent, but JMSN’s crisp, clean vocals penetrate the heart like a dagger, encrusted with softer edges of exotic instrumentation, to ease the pain. Watch the clip above and absorb the battle between tradition and freedom.