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Jacob Seeger: “Something Real” – its danceable groovy shuffle is pure R&B/Pop at its very best

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Posted August 1, 2018 by Peter Burns in Headlines

Jacob Seeger is an upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music displays a fresh new blend of Pop, R&B, and Singer-songwriter flavors. Seeger enrolled in Fordham University at Lincoln Center in NYC in 2014, and the following year released his self-produced debut recording – “Girl – EP”. He then moved to Boston and enrolled in Northeastern University to pursue a degree in Music Business with a concentration in Songwriting. Signed to Northeastern’s Greenline Records – he wrote, produced and recorded the single entitled “Call Me”. Since then, Seeger has performed at multiple venues, including the classic “The Bitter End”, and was featured in the One World Trade Center Observatory’s “Live and Local” performance series. His latest single, “Something Real”, was initially written for a TV pilot, but Seeger later changed his mind and launched it as a standalone release.

From a strictly musical point of view, it’s all good news, due to Jacob Seeger’s great skills as a composer, arranger and producer. The superb instrumentation, Seeger’s excellent singing and his overall musical sensibility: ever jazzy, funky, poppy and soulful.

“Something Real” has both that special and surprising lyrical and musical uplift. In truth, this tune has more than enough architecture to warrant multiple listenings. When he’s on, he’s on. And its danceable groovy shuffle is pure R&B/Pop at its very best.

Seeger’s sound features crisp, clean drums and throbbing bass lines. Most pleasant of all is the sweet ebb and flow of delicious and exquisite vocals and counter harmonies. The songwriting is superb and one of Seeger’s best. It is just one example of his pulling a compelling story out of an ordinary sentimental situation.

If you have never listened to Jacob Seeger, or have no idea who he is – then start with this single, and then move to more of his earlier stuff. If sublime musicality is your thing, over and above genres, by that time, you will have become an absolute fan.

“Something Real” sounds familiar and yet brand new at the same time, not an easy trick to pull off. Much of this has to do with the healthy dose of chilled groove that Seeger infuses into his arrangement. Jacob Seeger is simply one of a kind, you’ll love the way he writes, sings, and plays – he is way beyond cool. Period.

He does what he does, the way he does, which that unto itself, is what it is. The twenty-two year old creative is working and thinking inside of his own realm of musical elegance and exquisiteness.

You’ll enjoy listening to this one at night with the love of your life and a nice glass of wine – just kicking back and letting it take you to wherever this song takes you. Jacob Seeger doesn’t buy into the gimmick-du-jour of the music business.

He has a unique sound, voice, and sensibility that results in great music. This is cool stuff from a potentially explosive artist that will put a really nice frosting on your chilled crossover R&B collection!

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