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“…show-stopping vocals, visceral writing, and vibrant instrumental palettes.” Wonderland

“creating a sound that feels refreshing in a busy market.” Notion 

‘Jaz is definitely one of the independent artists to keep an eye out for in the genre.” Refinery 29

(New York, NY) February 22, 2024 — Today, South London songstress Jaz Karis has released her new single “MET YOU AT A BAR” featuring Tone Stith.

Emerging from the saccharine Valentine’s Day haze, “MET YOU AT A BAR” is a relatable track about a relationship with an inopportune start. Jaz’s velveteen voice floats effortlessly across the swoon-worthy beat. The accompanying retro-inspired music video, directed by Daisy Maskell & Anastasia Liasi, chronicles a relationship with its rocky roots in a smoky billiards bar. Watch the video HERE.

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Of the track, Jaz shared, “‘MET YOU AT A BAR’ for me is really a depiction of a lot of dating experiences in my generation. It’s full of romance and sweet nothings but ultimately doesn’t lead to anything serious because of the lack of trust between two people. Sonically we wanted it to feel warm and inviting but the conversation between me and Tone remains bittersweet.” 

Jaz’s previous single, “Little Blue Moon” was featured as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week in December on rotation across 10 different shows. It has over 1.2 million streams across DSPs. Listen to “Little Blue Moon” HERE.  In December, Jaz received the MOBO nomination for Best R&B/Soul Act. 

Stay tuned for more news from Jaz in 2024!

About Jaz:

Jaz Karis needs no introduction. A key player in the UK’s flourishing music scene, her widely-lauded COLORS performance of “Petty Lover” instantly established her as one of the most exciting emerging artists that year. As of today, the video has amassed over 16M+ views and stands as one of the channel’s most acclaimed videos. It’s been an upward trajectory since – 100M+ global streams, touring with the likes of RAYE, Tom Misch and Stonebwoy, and deservedly two sold-out headline shows of her own. In 2020 she shocked her fans and music lovers alike, revealed as the lead vocal on award-winning producer Juls’ hit-track ‘Soweto Blues’ – a moment which saw her step out of her comfort zone and into the world of Afrobeats and Soulful House. Delivering a maturer sound both vocally and sonically, her fourth EP ‘Dear Jaz’ released in 2022, was an intentional leap forward from her earlier output. An introspective letter to the past, present and future version of herself, it was Jaz as she’d never been heard before. 

It was destined that Jaz would become the musician she is today, having spent her youth in church choirs, playing the piano from as young as seven and performing for anyone who would listen. At home she witnessed her parents’ love of R&B, Soul and Soca – the likes of SWV, Barry White, Craig David and Chaka Khan would be blaring through the speakers – further igniting her love of music and forming the basis of her later artistry. Occupying a space between R&B, Soul, Amapiano and Afropop, Jaz’s sound is refreshingly new yet intimately familiar which has earned her support from the likes of NME, Line of Best Fit, Clash, Wonderland and more. A talent that can’t be ignored, stay tuned for more from Jaz Karis in 2024.

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About Tone Stith:

Tone Stith is one of the most exciting talents in R&B today, a velvet voiced crooner with an empathetic streak that can write hits in his sleep. His first break came writing Chris Brown’s hit single “Liquor,” but he quickly established himself as a rising artist in his own right. Since his 2017 debut Can We Talk, he’s drawn co-signs and collaborations with the likes of H.E.R., Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Quavo of the Migos, and Ty Dolla $ign, and finds himself poised to make his mark on an R&B landscape that seems more concerned with multiplicity than monogamy. With his most recent EP, P.O.V, Tone stakes his claim in the ever-evolving landscape of R&B. 

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