Since our last coverage of Jounin, his style has evolved impressively. With his two new songs, the self-titled ‘Jounin’ and ‘Face’, the rapper is proving that his development as an artist is still very much underway.
‘Jounin’, which was the first of the songs to be dropped, is a fascinating insight into the darker aspects of the artist’s mind, and the experiences that have shaped his growth as an individual. It’s title is apt as not only does the song summarise the events that have led to Jounin becoming the rapper, singer and producer that he is now, it also sees an epic vocal journey that begins with straight-laced, slightly autotune-laced rapping and evolves into much bolder vocal acrobatics. ‘Jounin’ is a great piece of music that displays the titular artist capturing the potential that he has always held like lightning in a bottle.
‘Face’, which uses production from AreDoubleYou, is wildly different in composition. A trap song in sound, it features an animated vocal performance reminiscent of the genre’s biggest stars. The screeching tone of Jounin’s voice here is an awesome compliment to the beat’s melody, his near-animalistic delivery frequently breaking the limits of whatever vocal-editing software he has seen fit to utilise. ‘Face’ isn’t as well-rounded a track as ‘Jounin’, but it is further proof of the immense versatility that I recognised in the rapper’s music back when he released ‘Everyday’. Both songs are fantastic additions to his discography, and a worthy investment for any fan of upbeat, emotionally driven rap.
– Chris (@108seraph)