Jaywalking Towards Brayton Bowman
Friday, August 15, 2014
Bratyon Bowman isn't messing around with his single, "Jaywalk". Possessing tidal wave electro-synth beats, high octane soulful croons, and edgy poetics ("it took me six whole months worth of blunts to get the taste of you off my tongue"), "Jaywalk" is the blisteringly bold kiss-off that is currently one of the best things I've heard this year. Bowman turns a post-break-up sad song into a fireball anthem of survival as he lets the tears dry on their own and proudly belts: "you can't keep waiting on a light to change, strut your shit and pound the pavement, it's time to jaywalk". Yeah, you tell 'em.
Philly bred, Bowman, is an singer/songwriter on the rise, but he has everything aligning just right on his breakout single that doubting his age (he's 20 years young) and output (he's only got three songs on his SoundCloud) seems arbitrary.