“Put my eyes to the sky
I ask God ‘What do I do?’
I know I ain’t get
This damn high
Relying off my view… “
Jacobi Ryan, “Is It You?”
You still feel it, or still feel lit – love is on high and has been ultra magnified this week – MJ “Butterflies” are on overdrive. And today, Jacobi Ryan kicked off Week 7 of the #52in365 #FormerlyFresh campaign with his latest track “Is It You?” Continuing with February’s love theme, Jacobi dims the lights low and reveals the love that he’s been crushing on – his faith and reliance on God. The slow, charming and reflective “Is It You?” is about seeking spiritual guidance when it comes to finding true love but, ironically the resulting outcome hinges around doubt, and faith that leads ultimately leads to conflicted feelings, hence the track’s title “Is It You?” The track is a chill melodic head nodder, with beautiful yet reserved lyrics that left me wondering if Jacobi is actually questioning himself or is he doubtful about that special someone or is it fear of commitment? The creative word play in the title and lyrics like these (see below) are going to get fans thinking and probably identifying with their own challenges and conflicts about love…
“Look, I told God I’d do what he’d tell me to do./He told me to wait forever for you./But, damn/Now I’m waiting because he tellin’ me to./I swore I thought I was ready for you./I swear I feel like I’m beggin’ for you./ So impulsive, I’m damn near dead to the truth.”
Remember: Every Friday, a new track. Every Monday, a new podcast for the #52in365 campaign. Thus, Jacobi’s ‘The More I Know, The More I Don’t” (#TMIKTMID) podcast will have all the answers this coming Monday morning. Listen here (holla’ back at IG/@Nothin2Much) and in the meantime enjoy the snippet of “Is It You?” below. The track is currently available on all digital streaming platforms.
#TMIKTMID… Listen to last week’s episode of Jacobi Ryan’s “The More I Know, The More I Don’t” podcast below to find out the background story behind Week 6’s #52in365 #FormerlyFresh track release for “Hated”, as well as his thoughts on race and religion.