Today UPC is proud to premiere the sophomore project from J.Mars titled, After Lights. When JM reached out with the opportunity for us to get on board with this project, we didn’t think twice and knew that it would be something special. Sure enough, our predictions couldn’t be more true. Upon listening to his impressive debut The Reservation last February, and the teaser “Kingdom Hearts” he released in November, it wasn’t hard to hear his drive and aspiration to grow as an artist. His potential for longevity has budded with his latest release serving as a clear testament to his coming success.
Not only is this project exceptionally crafted both in lyricism and on the production end, but it acts as a four-act ethereal journey through Mars’ music. It puts his versatile style on display by way of various cuts, including more laid back songs such as “Takers,” as well as tracks with a bit more bounce like “L&W” and “Far Away,” all highlighted by his punctual flow.
This time around he recruits Philly’s own Chill Moody, as well as Shawn Welch, and I.R.V. for features. JM’s ear for beats also brought in the likes of Mike Horn, Taz Taylor, Fisticuffs, M&D, Epic, Swollen Drumz, Jehf Slaps, Jeff Milnazik, and Tom Davids on the production end.
You can stream and download the project below. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the young Delaware emcee.