Produced by multi-Grammy nominated, platinum-selling record production duo Bizkit-N-Butta (John Legend, TLC, Miguel, Beyoncé), ‘Toxic Love’, effortlessly blends R&B and Afropop, marking a new musical chapter for The BRIT School graduate and the perfect track to lead into his forthcoming project.
“‘Toxic Love’ delves into the difficulties of holding on to something harmful, conveying a relatable feeling of powerlessness in trying to break free,” explains J-Sol, whose vulnerable vocals perfectly lend themselves to the contemporary production employing global rhythms, R&B influences and a crafty pop-infused arrangement bridging the gap between UK and US maximalist.
Talking about the upcoming EP, J-Sol says; “the project sparked from my therapist being brutally honest with me saying I'm toxic (in the most loving way)”. It marks a turning point for the singer-songwriter, who explains how the EP “is a healing journey about my experiences with love, from sexual relationships to platonic love including friendships and family. I wrote and produced part of the songs during a trip to LA to find myself, but it was fully recorded in my bedroom and I executive produced and wrote every song.
The new single follows last year's ‘R4L’ which earned the title "Record of the Week" on BBC 1xtra and secured a playlist spot on Kiss Fresh's B-list. The single peaked at #5 on the Music Week chart, spending 9 weeks on the chart.
J-Sol left the nation teary-eyed when he sang his self-penned original song ‘Bullet In My Heart’, written after the death of his mother for his X Factor audition in 2018. The song quickly became a viral sensation, amassing over 20 million views. In the same year, his sold-out headline show at the London O2 Academy, further established him as one to watch.
Since then J-Sol has released several singles and EPs, after supporting the likes of Boyz II Men, Jeremih and Little Mix, among others. His live credits also include headlining the Arsenal Summer Party 2023 and performing at the European wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. In September 2020, ‘Bullet In My Heart’ gained renewed popularity on TikTok and went viral once again, garnering over 3.4 million views in less than 48 hours.
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