In a time a where female pop stars seem to rule the airwaves, JLine is the male counterpart that we have all been waiting for. Earlier this year, he hit the scene with his lead single “Over”, a moody-EDM ballad that was giving us some serious Dawn Richard’s vibes. And now, he releases “Episode 1” and it’s everything that we hoped it would be.
“Episode 1” seamlessly blends genres to represent the full layered artist that JLine is. It’s a project that is confident, thoughtful, and most of all catchy. It’s hard to pinpoint who JLine sounds like because he mixes a variety of influences to create his own blend of pop.
“Don’t Leave Me Alone” sounds like it could fit perfectly on Britney Spears Glory, while “Give Me More” reminds us Justin Bieber’s Purpose. But don’t get us wrong, this EP is 100% Jline – just the perfect list for fans of current pop. He shines brightest on “Too Much,” a cocky anthem that’s dripping with attitude. The production is top-notch here, and it’s got an ear worm of chorus that’s guaranteed to sit with you for the rest of the weekend.
Overall, “Episode 1” is the type of EP that gets better and better with each listen. Take our advice, give it a spin and get into the groove. Listen to the album in it’s entirety below.