Scrolling through my Soundcloud feed each day can either be a drone of single songs that either perk my ears a bit, or make me work harder. In stumbling across Truth Be Told, Jane Handcock's smooth voice filled my ears with silky jams. Handcock reminds me a bit of the Female Bryson Tiller. The beats on the project Truth Be Told however are a little more upbeat and a little more happy sounding then Trap-Soul, but aren't too far away. But this isn't a relation of projects. Handcock represents a new wave of artists who work behind the scenes before making their own personal debuts. I'd put her in the Ty Dolla Sign, James Fauntelroy wave in regards to that. But her style on Truth Be Told is very unique. Reigning from Oakland, the smooth, soft production is contrasted with strong hard drums and is complimented by Handcocks strong vocal performance. My favorite track on the project is Nina's Blues which puts Handcock in a poetry setting and shows her performing for a guy who doesn't end up going to the show. She talks about how she's infatuated with this guy who is then leading her to drink more then usual. Obliviously the guy doesn't love Handcock the way that she feels about him. This deep story is complemented by a mellow instrumental that is driven by the drums and has incredible replay value. As if you needed any other reason to listen to the project by Handcock below, she's worked with a bevy of great artists and producers including Justice League, Vinylz, James Fauntelroy, Big Krit, 1500 or Nothin, Keke Palmer and the Social Experiment. Handcock is what's next in terms of RNB so make sure to brush up now rather then later.
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