Josh Jacobson - 'Polaroids' Music Video Premieres via Live Nation's 'Ones To Watch'

Future Soul up-and-comer--JOSH JACOBSON--reveals today (4/6) the official music video for his hit single “Polaroids.” It is the first of his ‘From The Roots’ video series that will highlight Jacobson’s performance skills in recorded live sessions. The single is the first track to be released from his debut EP FIRST LIGHT, which will come out later this summer (date TBA).

Read the premiere + Q&A on Ones To Watch here:

Live Nation’s Ones To Watch says of the video: “The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist officially adds performer to that growing list of talents as he demonstrates genuine vocal and piano prowess in the intimate studio performance. While the original “Polaroids” features sweeping synths and anthemic drops, the live session truly takes us back to Jacobson’s jazz-y roots, backed by the organic instrumentals of long-time band members and friends.”

Jacobson says of the ‘From the Roots’ live sessions: “There’s a certain kind of magic that only happens when people are in a room playing their instruments together, and that feeling is what I love most about being a musician. My goal with From the Roots is to share that feeling with my fans, many of whom aren’t necessarily into jazz or instrumental music. I hope to build bridges with this project–maybe some of the dance music heads will be encouraged to check out more jazz, and vice versa. This is just the first of several FTR live videos I’ll be releasing this year.”

In only the past month, Josh Jacobson has proven his prowess as a performer, taking the stage at both SXSW in Austin, Texas (where he played five different showcases during his first run of the festival), and Miami Music Week. A highlight of the two week run was a live set at Beautiful Buzzz’s SXSW showcase (Get Buzzzed) where KJ Sawka of Pendulum played drums alongside Josh for his live debut at the festival. Josh will also take the stage nationally during his residency with the SoHo House collective.

Other praise in the press…

 “God bless the trumpet. God bless its use in genre-bending dance music. God bless the harp. Josh Jacobson’s falsetto is the icing on top of this sensual cake. Get lost in this atmosphere.”

– NYLON (January 14, 2017)

 “He’s one of those artists getting millions of streams without having hit everyone’s radar yet, happy to report his first blip of new music in 2017 is extremely promising.”

– Molly Hankins (NEST HQ, January 2017)

 “Imagine if you crossed Sam Smith with The xx and M83. That sound, as majestic as it is intimate and sensual, has been labeled “future soul” – and its most enthusiastic purveyor is Brooklyn’s Josh Jacobson…”

– Ken Scrudato (BLACKBOOK, January 20, 2017)

 “Demonstrating a talent for stellar songwriting and orchestral finesse, "Polaroids" is the kind of music that raises the bar for everything coming after it as it not only pays homage to the current electronica scene, but ensnares crossover appeal through careful articulation and intent. It's as approachable as it is haunting; as gorgeous as it is original.”

– Zach Eser (INDIE SHUFFLE, January 18, 2017)

 “There's something both sensual and mystical found in the sound that Josh Jacobson crafts, catering to human artistry alongside deep emotions.”

– Wendel Genosa (EARMILK, January 2017)