Linear is the new song from JB Hain, and it combines elements of melodic DnB, Indie Electronic, and UK Garage into what the artist describes as a four-minute “serotonin-boosting” slice of Breaks music.
JB Hain is an artist hailing from Frome, a town in the heart of England’s Somerset countryside. Considering she is just 19 she has already achieved a great deal in her career as a DJ, producer, and singer, having released records through big EDM labels including bitbird, NCS Arcade, and found/red. She is prolific too; linear is her sixth single this year, and she put out a handful of tracks in 2022 along with her debut album FAITH.
Listening to her releases so far you get the impression that what Hain really wants to do is bring her listeners along on the journeys told by her individual songs. As a result, her music can be quite hard-hitting at times and reportedly aims to reflect the artist’s life experiences and hardships, particularly with regard to her experience with awareness and acceptance in the trans and LGBTQ+ communities.
As for JB Hain – linear specifically, its key feature is its fizzling, Break-infused central melody, which essentially holds the nuts and bolts of this track together. Due to the track’s unusual mix of genres, it can occasionally feel a little fractured and scrappy; for many however, this won’t be a bad thing, as it’s this overarching feeling that lends linear such a distinctive and intriguing sound. Elsewhere there’s the rich layering of synths, atmospheric breaks, and a clever, captivating use of percussion in the build-ups to the drops, all of which contribute to linear’s unusual but inviting sound.
It’s always fascinating to see young artists at the start of their careers, and JB Hain is one such artist with a great deal of potential when it comes to making music. With its combination of melodic Breaks, DnB, Indie Electronic, and UK Garage music, the new JB Hain song linear will no doubt ensure that her name either remains on or finds its way onto the radars of fans of these genres.