The last time we heard from Monroe Jordan was with his 2021 single ‘I Luve It’, which has become far and away his most popular song to-date with it’s buttery soulful jazz sound. The Columbus, Ohio based artist released this song ‘bound’ early in May but the song has officially got it’s DSP release today and this one’s got a grip on us. Leaning into a more alternative feeling R&B sound, the soundscape gives me a hint of Choker but vocally, Monroe’s in a league of his own. The song’s about “battling the loss of the love of my life, me being bound to her, and trying to free myself from her… but no matter what I do or who I’m with, she’ll always cross my mind. That’s why being bound to someone feels like a curse.” Those emotions are on full display on the vocal end and it’s clear that Monroe Jordan is prepared to be propelled to the forefront of the new class of R&B artists.
Stream ‘bound’ below.