BJ the Chicago Kid decided to make his presence known in 2016 in a major way with the release of his debut album In My Mind, three covers of D'Angelo classics and a steady stream of singles and videos. The Chicago-bred crooner has kept the train moving and earned a pretty permanent spot on our playlists. And he's nowhere near done.
For his latest, BJTCK decided to strip things down and take it back to the basics with the release of a video for an acoustic version of "Love Inside." Accompanied by guitarist Jeff V. in the clip, BJ reminds us why we fell in love with his voice in the first place as he keeps things completely soulful. Singing smoothly to the strum of the guitar, BJ keeps his bare rendition simple, rocking back and forth, feeling the music and getting into the sensual spirit of the track.
The newness from BJ doesn't end there, though. He also decided to officially drop "OMG," an In My Mind outtake that features TDE MC Jay Rock that we heard in the "A Day In My Mind" music video. He also enlists the help of producer Nottz, who perfectly mixes soul and blues to create a gritty track featuring piercing horns. You can hear BJ's heart on the track just as much as you do in the "Love Inside" acoustic video. The instrumental carries enough attitude alone, but mixed with BJ's authentic vocals and Jay Rock's pure grit, it all melds together to create a gripping song.
If for some unfathomable reason you have yet to purchase In My Mind, it's available everywhere now. Get into BJ's acoustic version of "Love Inside" below, and then press play on his latest offering "OMG" right here.