JAY B, the leader of GOT7 has officially joined H1GHR MUSIC on May 11th 2021. And after the long wait, JAY B finally released his first solo EP. The EP titled SOMO:FUME was released on 26th August 2021. Before this EP, JAY B released his first single under H1GHR MUSIC titled Switch It Up featuring sokodomo on May 14th 2021.
The Long Awaited Album of Jay B SOMO:FUME
Fans are curious with JAY B music under H1GHR MUSIC. He already showed his RnB style through the song he wrote for GOT7, but fans haven’t see much for his solo music. The hip hop fans are also curious about how he will fit to H1GHR MUSIC. So this album officially answers the curiosity.
Three months after Switch It Up, we finally witnessed his first EP. JAY B SOMO:FUME came from SOMO as an acronym of ‘style of my own’, while FUME represents a lingering presence. The album included 7 RnB tracks.
JAY B works with producers from his labelmates in H1GHR MUSIC like WOOGIE, GroovyRoom, and Cha Cha Malone. Beside H1GHR MUSIC, there is one song that he wrote with GRAY from AOMG. The songs in this EP are B.T.W feat. Jay Park, AM AP feat. WheeIn, FAME with JUNNY, In To You feat. g1nger, Switch It Up feat. sokodomo, Count On Me feat. GroovyRoom, and Paranoia that are only available in the CD.
Through this album, he wants to show his own voice and style that define him as an artist. He also thanked the fans who are always waiting for his music. Within his 7 years career as a singer, this is the first solo EP he released. So both fans and himself have been waiting for this to happen.
H1GHR MUSIC artist tease Jay B SOMO:FUME
The first teaser that alerted us about this album was posted 10 days before on H1GHR MUSIC social media. The post was a road from the music video of B.T.W. They also shared some concept photos and previews from JAY B days before the release date.
His labelmates in the H1GHR MUSIC family including pH-1 & Jay Park have been talking about his album days before the launching. pH-1 talked about JAY B’s album on his Twitter account. He said that the new album from JAY B is great.
Jay Park teaser for Jay B SOMO:FUME
Title Track B.T.W
B.T.W chosen as the title track for this EP. The song has a groovy RnB style that sounds well with his soft voice. JAY B showed his vocal skills by this title song. The song features Jay Park and produced by Cha Cha Malone. It is like a culture to have a song featuring Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone in H1GHR MUSIC!
Physical Album of JAY B SOMO:FUME
JAY B SOMO:FUME also have a physical album. The album has a nude color which gives a simple and mature concept. Photos for the photobook look like a photography exhibition, the thing that JAY B already did.
The album not only included a CD, but also a photo book, polaroid, photocard, poster, and stickers. Jay B SOMO:FUME physical album is available on KPOP online stores like ktown4u. SOMO:FUME is trending on the top 10 album on ktown4u on the release date.
Not only Physical album JAY B also joined in a video call event for his fans through an event with ktown4u. The video call event is an online fan meeting where people register by buying the album. They will pick some lucky winners to have a video call with JAY B. The winners will have a 90 seconds video call with JAY B and a signed album.
JAY B Profile
JAY B or Lim Jae-beom is formerly known by the name JB. He is the leader of a K-Pop group GOT7. He has a sub-unit with Jinyoung from GOT7 named JJ Project and another sub-unit with Yugyeom from GOT7 named JUS2. He is also a part of the RnB crew Offshore. In 2021, GOT7 left JYP Entertainment but they still formed together under Warner Music Korea.
All the GOT7 members remain close ever since but joined separate companies for their solo works, so JAY B joined H1GHR MUSIC in May 2021. Before joining H1GHR MUSIC, JAY B already released a lot of songs and collaboration for his solo works under the name Def. He released several songs with Offshore, also with other RnB singers. JAY B also wrote songs for GOT7 like Look, Sunrise, Last Piece, and so on.