Local rapper-singer James King, aka the GTW
, has a colorful fashion sense; when I read that his latest track
, "Bleach Pool," refers to an ex who messed up his clothes with a pool of bleach (as the title suggests), it's easy to assume the relationship didn't end well. Whatever animosity exists between King and his muse is largely hidden in the dude's lyrics for "Bleach Pool," as it's so easy to get lost in the texture of his soft singing you could make it through the track a few times without realizing anything bad had ever inspired the track in the first place. The sensual beat bears the influence of 90s R&B and Miami bass, which makes sense given his taste—as a member of "new wavey"
outfit Jody King, he makes some stellar retro-tinged R&B, plus the guy's favorite song
is a killer 90s bass cut from Ghost Town DJ's called "My Boo." King's got a solo album in the works and another Jody release due at some point in the near future, and I imagine 2014 will be a good year for the GTW. Until then dig into today's 12 O'Clock Track
, "Bleach Pool":