With J.Lately‘s forthcoming album Let’s Just Be Friends on the horizon, “I Miss You” is the second and final track to get us ready for what’s to come. On a jazzy, head-nodding beat, produced by Spencer Stevens, J.Lately taps into his emotions and reflects on the intricacies of the man-woman relationship.
With a somber tone in his voice and vulnerability in his lyrics, he begins the song by pulling from personal experience, speaking to a woman (an ex, perhaps?) who was wronged and emotionally hurt. In the second half, he transitions into speaking to all women and society as a whole, holding onto faith and hope that we could ALL treat each other better. Soulful vocalists Champluther Vandross and Della sing together during the uplifting, powerful chorus.
Taken from J.Lately‘s second verse: “…Wish you didn’t, if it didn’t feel right // Now, I guess you’ll never know what we did to you // And even worse what we still might // But I see you’re learning to laugh it off // If only it was all that simple in real life // But I’m still hoping you do smile // Wishing that they could hear all that you say // But everyone’s busy bending their own rules // And to think it’s only a Tuesday // Shit, I never would’ve expected this // Still I’m trying my hardest to never lose faith // Easy to say, but it’s hard to deal with // ’cause I could fuck it up, but you can’t.”
Look out for his album on October 23rd! Until then, feel free to pre-order the album and get your hands on some of the special packages. There’s the Best Friends package that is the more bang for your buck, because it comes with a signed Let’s Just Be Friends album, a signed poster, a t-shirt, a button pack, a bandana, and the digital download of the album… all for only $25. That package is limited to 33 buyers, so get in on that. There’s also the physical CD, which comes with a digital download of the album for $10. Then, of course, you can just get the digital album… for the same price as the CD package. Soooo, you might as well get that CD, too!