Yearning, much like JMSN, is best served chilled over a funky beat.

On “So Badly,” JMSN explores the most impressive highs his register, letting the grandiosity the record slowly unfurl and consume the listener in much the same way loving someone “so badly” consumes all us.

From the sandy percussion and reaching melodies to the cresting harmonies and a rich bass groove, “So Badly” is a very good first step into 2018.

JMSN, a Michigan-born multi-instrumentalist and R&B and soul singer, has been exploring the fringes passion and desire since his 2012 album, †Priscilla†. Since then, he has continued to unpack and retool to soundscapes R&B, planting sonic seeds from song to song and album to album.