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Jhameel / Bio

Jhameel is an eternal optimist. The new millennium has seen the collapse of the old music-industry paradigm, leaving opportunity ripe for a young musician to set out on his own terms. To this end, Jhameel combines his pop-sensibility with a strong disregard for genre-barriers to create a sound that is “deep, anthemic, and instantly catchy. ”

Jhameel has made up his own mind about what makes good pop music. He explains, “music has always been about conveying emotion, and what is unique about pop music is that it presents this emotion in a way that’s both accessible and fun to listen to.” Jhameel’s newest release Are You Free brings this emotion across with powerful melodies and sharp, to-the-point lyrics.

While his soaring, fierce, “honey-drenched voice of an angel [MySpoonful]” leads the way, Jhameel fills out his sound with an array of instruments that he plays himself. Jhameel is also his own producer, custom tailoring the production of each song to serve its particular message. With a cavalier approach to songwriting, a keen ear for production, and a brave multi-instrumentalist talent, Jhameel stands apart from other pop artists.

By the release of Jhameel’s second album The Human Condition, his honest, organic pop began to win the hearts of music fans when tracks “Bernal Heights” and “The Human Condition” shot to the top of the Hype Machine Popular Chart. He followed up with the Dance EP, which featured the furiously energetic “Shut Up," a track that not only took over the Hype Machine charts once more, but became Forever 21’s flagship song for the fall of 2011.

In the winter of 2011, Jhameel presented his five song WAVES series, a unique format in which he released a new single every Tuesday for five weeks. The title track “Waves”, reached #2 on both Hype Machine and We Are Hunted, while “Collision” was used in a national advertisement for Verizon's Droid RAZR. Jhameel showed true versatility with “White Lie”, a hip-hop inspired pop song which reached #10 on Hype Machine.

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Oakland, CA