by Wandera Hussein (billboard)
Jared Lee isn’t afraid to go in depth about the powers of an intense love affair. The Boston singer’s latest single “Professional Lovers” details a love so good, it’s almost magical.
The record, co-produced by Mick Schultz, begins with a simple, pulsing bass line, as Lee calmly flows about an intoxicating passion. “It’s a pleasure principle when it comes to you/ and I’ll be holding my breath till tomorrow, that’s the truth/ Can’t nobody cut me loose,” Lee sings, almost in a whisper.
As the hook arrives, the tune changes quickly from calm to intense, as a booming kick drum and echoing snare, and a blaring synth accompany Lee who ditches the whisper for a full-voiced croon.
“As soon as we finished writing and recording the demo of this I felt very connected to the lyrics and the melodies,” Lee tells Billboard. “It was really important for me to create something very dynamic with slow and smooth low-key verses, and then a very powerful in-your-face chorus that erupts. The song is about an extremely intense physical connection and unrivaled passion, the kind that makes you think: How could it get any better than this?”
Check out “Professional Lovers” below.