If the motto of an age that has passed on was ‘ignorance is bliss’, then maybe we should adopt a new one in our age of information and social media : ‘clarity is bliss’. It appears that Curbside Jones may agree with me, as the topic and title of his latest genre-shifting single mirror my sentiments via the statement Let’s Be Clear. Curbside Jones puts it beautifully in the song’s liner notes :
“Let’s Be Clear was created after multiple thoughts and conversations about how my generations treats relationships; romantic and recreational. We tend to expect more than we give and we often have a hard time understanding where we stand with people. These feelings could be linked to the online culture we have adopted or just a lack of empathy. When these feelings go unchecked we end up with a sense of entitlement to others time and energy.”
Amen to that… we must realize that all communication, spoken, written or otherwise, leaves an impression and makes an impact on those around us.
As for Let’s Be Clear, it’s the lead single off of the upcoming EP Kwamé Vol.1, and if this is an indication of Curbside Jones stretching his creative wings, I will definitely be here to reap the benefits of those results. Check out the track, share it around, and cop it if you’ve got a spare buck lying around.