Ever expanding on his (Southern Urban Soul) sound, Ceekay Jones’s 2nd single, The Reason (feat. Ekoh & DJ Presto One) is a genre blending track. Balancing rhythmic Blues and Rock guitars with soulful vocals, along with an unexpected dash of Hip-Hop stylings, this song has it all. One of only a few songs on the debut album that has featured artists, The Reason not only features emcee Ekoh, but also the legendary DJ Presto One. The urban presence is very pronounced in this song with these two artists on board.
Also heard on the song but not as a featured artist, is the hypnotic horn lines woven thru the track played by Sean Billings from legendary band The Brian Seltzer Orchestra. The blazing guitar solo at the songs end is played by Randall Waller, guitarist for Shania Twain, Keith Urban, and more.
On top of all this sonic grooviness is a vocal story of “love and loss”. One that most can relate too. Ceekay’s soulful voice depicts a chapter in (possibly his own) life telling of the “push and pull” on ones heart when in love. This nicely sets up the rap heard in the second verse by Las Vegas based emcee Ekoh.
So a great song with an all star lineup, this is a beautiful track for Ceekay Jones to follow up his 1st single A Blind Man’s Gun, that was released on Sliptrick Records on May 15th of this year.
The Reason | Released August 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
01. The Reason (feat. Ekoh & DJ Presto One)