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Jru Anthony takes off on the GREENLIGHT

Rising soul/R&B singer Jru Anthony releases the single and video for his new song “Greenlight”. The smooth, sensual “Greenlight” is the lead single from Jru’s forthcoming Life For Now LP. Slated for a September 23 release, the funky, mesmerizing collection traverses’ psychedelic soul and is entirely self-produced by the 19-year-old Washington, D.C.-born and raised artist.

Jru Anthony grew up in a musical household, but it was his phone that got him interested in creating his own sounds. Jru – pronounced Drew – got a phone in seventh grade and used YouTube beats to craft compositions. When his father, DC Go-Go band leader Frank “Scooby” Sirius (The Chuck Brown Band, Sirius Company), let Jru use his computer, it was like a new world opened up. Jru started producing original compositions.

“It was fun and it was a good way to get my thoughts and feelings out onto something that I could go back to later and connect with,” Jru says today. “I also resonated with a lot of the artists I was listening to at the time.”

Now 19, Jru Anthony is set to release the powerful Life For Now LP, a funky and rhythmic collection full of psychedelic soul and punctuated with a dreamy, in-the-clouds vibe. Entirely self-produced,Jru Anthony also played most of the music on the nine-cut collection. “The state of my life at 18 years old is what I'm talking about on the record,” he details.“I was like, ‘This is my life right now,but it’s not going to be my life five, six months from now, or even a year from now.’ I was being optimistic and looking forward. I’m also looking at it as like my life will be great when this album comes out, when my dreams start to come true.”

Lead single “Greenlight” is a smooth, inviting song about getting positive vibes from the object of your affection, while “97 Chevy” features a more standoffish Jru, one who details pursuing a girl while his guard is up.

Elsewhere, Jru demonstrates what it’s like to be pursued on the uptempo “See You” and gets serious on the ultra-funky title track, imploring his woman to tell him the truth about the status of their relationship. He also flaunts his musicianship on the acoustic guitar-driven “Fouram” and delivers innovative funk sans percussion on “Dark Shot.”

It all adds up to a magical musical experience on Life For Now, a triumphant project from one of music’s most promising new voices. “I know a lot of people have gone through some of the same things, so I just wanted a place for people to feel like they have somebody else to talk to,” Jru Anthony says.“It’s like a therapy album for me, and for everybody else.”

Be sure to keep up with more work by Jru Anthony by visiting the links below: OFFICIAL WEBSITE INSTAGRAM SPOTIFY FACEBOOK LIFE FOR NOW on APPLE MUSIC


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