We’re still vibrating from Jesse Baez’s self-titled debut EP, so it’s a blessing that the Guatemalan R&B singer continues to put out visuals for the EP’s tracks, giving us more ways for us to drift off to his hazy, troubled love song tactics. We’re premiering the latest clip, “F,” a smoggy, smoky cruise with friends that plays a pretty accompaniment to Baez’s earnest falsetto and moody strings. The palette is muted to match the tenor of the song, an aesthetic we’ve come to expect from Baez after the subdued filters on “Decile” and “Easy.”
2016 is proving to be the year of the solo career for the singer, who first broke on the scene as the lead singer of Easy Easy, a sleek quartet in which he developed his halting, soulful vocals. Recently, Baez worked with Finesse Records labelmates and San Luis Potosí duo BCOTB on their five-track EP; he also shut it down at Mexico City’s Festival Ceremonia. The Auto-Tuned wonderlands he’s putting out are still fairly unique for a Central American artist, but do a spectacular job of capturing the ennui and disconnect that can stem from music produced across country lines and in relatively untrafficked regional genres.
Jesse Baez’s BAEZ EP is available now on Finesse Records.