New Jersey-born Palestinian-American musician Jirias has unveiled new hip-hop track ‘Steve Jobs’. The chilled rap track is taken from his recent 7-track offering ‘Dutiful Watch to the Zephyr’. The record showed off Jirias’ versatility as an artist, blending elements of meditative hip-hop, lo-fi beats and alternative R&B.
Stand out track ‘Steve Jobs’ is an impactful track that expresses personal and political themes, Jirias explains:
“This song carefully treads a bunch of topics including immigration, war, drone warfare, being arabic living in america, meditating on one’s purpose.
Although this is the second song on the tracklist, this was the first track that was actually made of the 7 songs on my new project. It represents the vibe of the entire project and features some of my best vocalization/background singing and wordplay.”
The album was a joint collaboration between Jirias and producer Ryan K. Gorman. Working together to bring the project to life, the final touches were made by mastering engineer Adam Haggar at the Mount Olympia Studio. Jirias proudly writes & performs his own rap lyrics, vocal melodies as well as all saxophone & EWI arrangements.