Majid Jordan: Round II is coming!
Following the release of the a-little-more-personal “Phases” in May, the Toronto duo – Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman – are already back at it with the official follow-up called “One I Want,” which finds them linking up with their fellow OVO Sound family member PARTYNEXTDOOR!
Blending both of their signature styles seamlessly, MJ and PND provide us with a potential summer anthem on the subtle yet effective production, which finds them reflecting on their current success, while declaring their loyalty to a former love. “Fifty bands later you the one I want/ Hundred bands later you the one I want/ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh/ Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh,” they croon across the thumbing, synth progressions and spaced out drum beats, giving plenty of room for their smooth vocals to shine.
It’s a chilled-out summertime affair, more sunny-day-by-the-pool than banger-on-the-dance-floor, if you will – and what it lacks in immediate impact is without a doubt made up for in replay value. I am very here for it.