Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Lo Lytes premieres “Winter” on CelebMix.
Lo Lytes, aka Jameson Morris, made big waves with his debut single, “Losing My Mind,” featuring influencers Kyra Santoro and Stefanie Knight, and garnering 660,000 views on YouTube. He followed with another single, “Hurting You,” and his debut album, Lonely Weather, plush with smooth contagious rhythms and seductive melodies.
Influenced by artists like Jamiroquai, Daft Punk, and Michael Jackson, Lo Lytes’ music blends cool pop flavors with the sensuous savors of R&B into polished music.
“Winter” opens on compact guitar riffs flowing into a syncopated groove rife with infectious erotic rhythm, undulating and pulsating suggestively. I love the shimmering trembles of color poised in the backdrop. A sparkling guitar, potent bass line, and crisp percussion form the three harmonic layers. But what’s important is the arrangement of those layers – rippling with supple sensual tones, voluptuous timbres, and smoldering seductive colors.
Oozing synths project burnished accents and sizzling sonic inflections, as deep-toned background vocals infuse the tune with dark, wicked erogenous hues. Lo Lytes’ voice, a velvety, alluring falsetto, radiates a supercharged frisson of sultry tones. It’s a voice amalgamating the scorching sexual heat of both Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake.
A brief breakdown in the middle of the tune, made up of gleaming guitar notes and a stuttering drum fill, introduces a tight, effective bridge, doubling as a reduction zone that amplifies the overall tumescent surge of the song.
The video, starring Julia Rose, if possible, is more sensual than the music. Together, the visuals and the music project a sensation of vast primitive power.
“Winter” is lit! Full of posh, rolling sensuality, cashmere yet infectious melodic flow, and the seductive tones of the voice of Lo Lytes, the song exudes electrifying sexual energy.