Written by Bryson "Boom" Paul
21-year-old singer/songwriter Jvanz knew he wanted to make music from an early age. With limited resources in his small town an hour south of Toronto, Jvanz used YouTube to give himself music lessons and polish his vocal skills while still in elementary school. He began uploading cover songs to Facebook and YouTube at just twelve years old. By high school he started MoJo, a music partnership with his close friend Mohammed. The pair used Instagram to upload a series of trap soul freestyle videos that quickly took off on the platform, bringing in thousands of loyal followers and fans from around the world.
Following a stream of well-received singles after his pivotal hit “1–800–263–4944,” Jvanz released his debut EP Parallel in 2019. Citing Billie Eilish, Tory Lanez and Bryson Tiller as influences, the concise five track EP showcased the young singer’s emotional depth while reconstructing the divides between pop and trap soul. It gained hundreds of thousands of streams with limited marketing and industry connections. Jvanz’s follow-up single “Delusional” reached No. 2 on the Audiomack trending charts while being featured on a Spotify Billboard in Times Square. He finished the year on a high note opening for Yung Tory on his Picture That tour before selling out Halloween Fest at McMaster University with over six hundred fans in attendance.
Jvanz newest single “Play Me” is the latest addition to his growing roster of buzzing singles. This record speaks to the trying times of finding “the one” in the unorthodox world of dating we’re living in today. Some will be genuine, some will have motives. Jvanz gives listeners pop vocals over heavy 808s & drum kicks to elaborate on how ever trying to play him is a no go.. and how he’s one of the dopest rising voices that can offer such a sound in the way he does. Jvanz is sure to reach the top as he continues to build on his unique style of artistry. “Play Me” is now available across all streaming platforms. Tune in & be on the lookout for more coming from this young talent!
Listen to it here.