Best of the week: J. Jamal’s soulful single “God Has Smiled On Me”

Harbor City-based artist J. Jamal caught our heart thanks to his single “God Has Smiled On Me”.

We woke up this morning with the sweetest track we have ever heard this month. “God Has Smiled On Me”, by J. Jamal impressed us and made our whole day thanks to a remarkable vocal performance over soulful production. 

His voice brings comfort to your ears, instantly grabbing your attention, and you’re immediately hooked when he sings. The song gives you hope, faith and love and is beautifully written. J. Jamal has delivered a mesmerising record. Him and First Kings Productions are on the rise

Press play and Rendez-vous below to read our conversation with the artist:

Welcome to The-Further? Can you tell us who you are and how you started to make music?

I am J. Jamal, and I started making music after singing all my life, in choirs and churches. I wanted to make something of my own

What inspires you to write music?

The love of telling stories is my primary purpose in music

How would you describe your creative process?

I usually produce my beats first. Then, the chorus comes to me and I build the rest of the song around that

Tell us more about your latest release!

My latest release is special to me, it took me 3 years to release. It’s my rendition of my favorite gospel song, God Has Smiled On Me. Vocally, it’s my best, and spiritually it means even more

What are your plans for the future?

My plan for the future is to focus on the producing side of music once I’ve told all my stories, officially launching First Kings Productions and coaching others to tell their stories as well