“They say women are from Venus, Venus, Venus…But I love my Earth girls…I know you never seen it, seen it, seen it…but I’ve been around the world…(Earth Girls)”
Jesse Boykins III has released a new mixtape entitled Bartholomew. It is full of more soulful adventures in song courtesy of this incredibly talented singer.
Jesse Boykins III’s album Love Apparatus garnered quite a bit of acclaim a few years ago. With hints of Neo-Soul, Alternative R&B, & some Funk, Jesse has been repping the new wave of Soul, just as people swear that it is dying. Jesse continues to bring spirited, rich, & beautiful music. Bartholomew is yet another extension of his particular type of Soul.
Trippy & out of this world, yet still somehow down to Earth, this collection of tracks creates an energy of peace & a great vibe. Whether he’s singing about love or the intricasies of his spiritual journey, he does it over music that takes you out of your physical space & transports you into a space that is a refuge from whatever you have going on. There is certainly nothing else out right now that sounds like what Jesse is doing. He is an extraordinary artist who is continuing to create great music & depth. These 17 tracks could have easily been an album. It certainly has the features for it. Bartholomew features Isaih Rashad, Chicago’s own NoName Gypsy, Kilo Kush, Little Simz, Donnie Trumpet, J* Davey, Melanie Fiona, Trinidad James, Mick Jenkins, Alex Isley, Bridget Kelly, Audiopush, Luke James, Willow Smith, Syd of The Internet, & Dej Loaf. Bartholomew is a must-listen for this summer.
Listen to Bartholew on SoundCloud & below: