Crooner Jack Freeman is a talented Houston-bred singer with a soulful voice and great ear for authentic R&B music. I must admit, I am a new listener of Freeman's music, although he has been on the indie scene since his debut in 2010. However, he recently caught my attention after sharing his cover of Erykah Badu's "Bag Lady." You don't usually hear too many male singers cover Ms. Badu, especially this emotional song that has become an anthem for many women. To my surprise, Freeman gives a solid and soulful rendition of the neo-soul classic.
Outside of making excellent covers of other artists, Freeman's original music is definitely worthy to check out. Last week, Freeman released his latest EP, Bliss, a solid four-track collection that is rooted in contemporary soul. Personal favorites are his opening track, "Ridin," which gave me a D'Angelo feel, and "Elements," which tells a beautiful testament of love. You can listen to Bliss in its entirety on Freeman's SoundCloud page, and if you're digging it as well, bounce on over to iTunes to make a purchase.