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‘Closer’ has a Deep House inspired beat, but a Hip-Hop swing and feel. This is supplemented by both conscious and flamboyant rap verses that place you in Cristian’s world. Cristian shows off an array of his skills here as he wrote and rapped on the track, as well as having produced it. Authentic and silky vocals are also contributed by Carla Foster with the haunting chorus plea, “Hold me closer”.

Cristian was raised in Edmonton, North London into a musical family that includes cousin Caron Wheeler of ‘Soul II Soul’ and Junior Harvey of ‘Bob Marley & The Wailers’. His grandfather was also a bassoonist who played for the BBC orchestra, The Beatles and featured in the film Supergirl’s score.

Cristian as his alter ego God Knows had his first radio play from Trevor Nelson who gave ‘2 Much 2 Lose 4 U’ a spin on his show and it was clear there was potential for something magical to happen.

With an eclectic, British take on urban pop, Cristian Jermane is one to get to know and Closer is an excellent starting point.