One of the best compliments you can pay an artist is that “you’ve never heard anything like this before” and that’s truly what comes to mind when you hear JNR Williams music. Sure, you can hear the influences on display, but the personality is truly unique. Based in Hackney, London, this soul musician has made it his mission to challenge the world’s viewpoint towards black men. That’s the main theme throughout his debut EP, When We Start - a collection of songs that convey just how piercingly sensitive and open men can be; not by means of potential but by sheer necessity. The only way we could do this beautiful project justice is going into each track, which is what Ken Grand-Pierre did during his first encounter with JNR Williams, enjoy.

“Capturing that level of intimacy was important to me”

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