Thoughts Of A Regular Fan: Jemyle Jones - On My Way Home

Thoughts of a Regular Fan
Jemyle Jones - On My Way Home (Single)

“We need solitude, because when we're alone, we're free from obligations, we don't need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” 

This one a little personal to me. I've been a fan of Jemyle Jones since 2010 when we used to perform at the Bungalo. Ever since I first heard his song “Twitter Crush”, I was enamored by his smooth delivery, wordplay, and performance presence. Never have I had a hip hop artist capture me as quickly as he did, and I can not only say that I consider this man a brother as if we were blood, but I am truly a fan of his work. But the personal can be saved for the Thoughts podcast when I get him on, I wanna get into this track.

At any random time, I’ll scroll through my Social Media and I'm flooded with an artist that are putting out music and promoting shows and their brand. After some time, last week I decided to take a break from social media just to refocus and rechannel my energies. It was only fitting that when I decided to come back earlier this week, that the first thing I saw on Instagram was Jemyle promoting this new song. Of course, I had to listen. As soon as the song started, I was pulled in. ELO states “ I just wanna ignore the world!”, and that's where I was last week.  The first verse goes in about things every New Yorker goes thru, grinding on the 9-5, heavy traffic on the Belt and Van Wyck, just wanting that solitude for a few minutes after a hard days work. Something most of us can relate to in the workforce. He talks about the experiences of falling asleep at the wheel, having your significant other keep up with you while driving on Facetime. All relatable content. The way Jemyle sets up the picture is vivid, as you listen to every bar you're experiencing it in your head, and there aren't a lot of rappers with that capability. Yes, they can tell a story, but can you follow along with it as it's happening? This is where the Southside, Queens MC excels, and always has. 

The second verse, just as relatable, lets us know exactly what he's grinding for, and why it's all worth it. His lady, a child on the way, piece of mind and sanity. It's what we all crave, normalcy in a sometimes weird and busy world. Some time to ourselves with our significant other that makes everything in this world worth it. 

With NVRLND on the way, I'm hoping this is the start of some great things for the man. You can find this song at the link below, along with the link for his last EP, Neapolitan Drive

- Michael Bostic


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