(April 9, 2023) J-Summa’s “Heaven and Home” is the definition of soul music. The song fuses the imagery of religion with the distinctly earthy themes of romantic love and physical attraction to honestly tell a story how love can be transformed into a spiritual experience.
The truest proof of the song’s soul music credentials can be heard in J-Summa’s vocal performance. The gritty voiced singer-songwriter showcases the range that allows him to move from that gravelly baritone to a soaring falsetto.
Combining that vocal element with lyrics where J-Summa sings of the power of seeing his woman’s body touched by light and it’s clear that this Jamaican artist sees something divine and holy in the physical and emotional connection to a woman.
The instrumental arrangement finds J-Summa fully embracing a style of balladry that fuses soul with blues-based guitar riffs in the opening and introducing rock influenced guitar elements toward the song’s end.
J-Summa discovered his voice at a very early age and stepped confidently into it through the artists that he cites as influences. Those include Al Green, Marvin Gaye. Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, and Jimmy Cliff.
J-Summa says this about the kind of peace that comes from living with someone who represents heaven on earth; “‘Heaven and Home’ is the unique, delicate yet beautiful balance between yourself and your loved one. It’s easy to have a house but not a home. It’s easy to be with someone but not have peace of mind. This song represents true love and companionship – this person is your heaven and your home. I hope this song can connect with the hearts and souls of listeners worldwide.”
Check out J-Summa’s “Heaven and Home” here.
By Howard Dukes
J-Summa – “Heaven and Home”