A COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Jasmine Thompson’s ‘Colour’ EP — Review & Commentary

Have you read the Exclusive | Billboard Jasmine Thompson’s Colour EP.

Have you listened to the Colour album? What about the music videos accompanying this album? Here on the Product of Culture website we will talk about all of it. First, I want to mention a Billboard Exclusive for you.

The Colour EP came out on April 5, 2019.

Billboard mentions all the instruments that makes this such a wonderful album! And it makes supporters of Jasmine feel proud of her writing skills in collaboration with the producer Eg White.

Adele and Sam Smith are additional notable names where he used his talents in album production.

Billboard gives us this bit of news about the song “Loyal,” How it is so heartfelt.
In this song we hear horns, percussion, and piano instruments.

As I have stated in the onset, and before in conversation, use of such instruments on the Colour EP gives a 1920s sound to it. I originally stated it sounds like the mid 1900s to present day.

In the next section I will talk on the subject of what this album will mean for some readers here including myself. This means I will be including statements from Billboard’s exclusive with Jasmine Thompson. What these songs mean for her as a singer and songwriter.

It will be made clear when I quote her interview and when I am in my assessment or commentary mode.

It is my hope you will enjoy the full production music and lyrics videos placed in this article. At the conclusion of this reading, you will also have links to Jasmine’s channels like Spotify, Official website, and stores.

There is also the professional manager of the Official Jasmine Thompson Fan Site. His name is Stefan. The links to all these social accounts will be in a well put together section near the end of this article.

Thank you for visiting and sharing the Product of Culture website with your friends and family! Shall we begin with The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson Commentary?

The JASMAG 2.0

You can take a moment or more to read through the headings of this 2019 year’s JASMAG

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“Loyal” — The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Billboard Exclusive | Jasmine states:
Loyal was written in two parts. I was in a relationship that was great, so I decided to write a couple of verses about our story. Eg came up with the first round of chords and I said to him, “It would be incredible if we could get a sort of brassy sound for the song.” Eg, being Eg, pulled out a saxophone that I had never seen, and began to play the main line and put it through a vocoder…After 6 months, we got back in to finish the song. I had gotten out of the relationship and thought that we should add more to the end. Eg had added this beautiful piano breakdown to the song and I was so excited. I think it really reflected the change in perspective about my relationship. This song definitely opened doors for how we approached the production of the rest of the EP.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

People love people and people love animals. These are the sentient or conscious living creatures that need each other’s loyalty. Without it, where would we be? You see, being loyal causes us to stick with another through hard times even when they are:

Treating me like dirt!”

Have you ever heard some one say that about another person?

Then maybe you were the one who replied,

“Loyal like a dog.”

Present and past owners have experienced on days they were not feeling their best and could not walk their family pet, he/she would bring you the leash/collar and give a light bark to remind you it was time for that one mile walk or jog.

When you stayed in the bed your faithful companion licked you to see if that would work. Now, for some of your animal family connections, tell the rest of us if you experienced this:
“Angel, I’m really not feeling well today,” or “I’m sick.” The response to your feeling ill, a “Woof, with a whine”

Then, if you allowed it, your faithful companion jumped up on the bed to protect and comfort you all day. The missed walk forgotten and forgiveness granted all in less than one billionth of a second; if not that long.

Your inability to fulfill your responsibility to your family pet, did not stop he or she from fulfilling their loving role to you.

Jasmine Thompson is a sensitive soul. Just take a look at her real life thoughts on matters. In the song “loyal,” you know for sure that even though her relationship took the turn for the worst she would honor the “light” or all that was special about it. Indeed, precious about it.

In times past, this one writer, who sometimes talked with people having marital difficulties would say to each joined couple:

“What is it that made you fall in love with this person in the first place?” Sometimes it took more than a few minutes to receive the answer from both. But after some tears, well the ladies would cry, and the men just had dust in their eyes. Even though, we were in a class 1 clean area environment living room. Somehow the atom size particle in the room found its way into the men eyes.
After heartfelt reflection by the both, it served as a motivator for them to honor that period of light where they were “head over heels” for one another as a cultural idiom goes. Yes, “bent over backwards” to take care of one another with understanding.

“Loyal” Official Music Video

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“More” — The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Before the EP went to mix, we were a little bit unsure of how to finish this song and resolve it properly. When I was 16, I wrote a song that had a very similar concept, but I never did anything with it. It was just hidden in my voice memos for two to three years. I’ve always wanted to have a secret track, where you have to wait a while after the end of a song and then a whole new little song appears. We dropped the voice note at the end of the song and I crossed it off my bucket list.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

“More” is a song that sings about a range of adult feelings. Jasmine is at that age between 18 and 21 when they are doing more than thinking about the romance of life as a fairy tale, but how it requires hard work at times to learn the give and take of it all. How willing are each of us to approach a special personality in our life with all humility and say what is needed to help that person with whatever it is they sincerely need in life?
In this age we live in, often people have to talk so much about being tough in this “cruel world” that we lose a sensitivity to others needs and the humility to even give it.

How do you Perceptive Readers feel about this?
As teenagers grow up, there is still an importance to maintain a childlike attitude; not naivety, but maintain the humility to ask and be willing to do what will help your significant other. This helps in all relationships, but especially when two people already have quite a bit in common.
How much More will you give for what is needed?

Jasmine Thompson — more [Official Lyrics]

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Here is the Live Band singing “More” in video number 2

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“Some People” — The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

This song took us a really long time to finish production. It started off as a very chilled song, which is based on trying to make sure a friend knows that they are loved. Eg and I didn’t feel like we could nail the production on our own, so we started to look at bringing another producer in. [U.K. producers] MEZZ really helped us see the song in a different light.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

Just like what you have read in the ‘More’ section, Jasmine talks about trying to make sure a friend knows they are loved.

I love this song, I more than identify with what Jasmine shows us in this moving music video production of this song. Yes, it is making a powerful statement; yet with Jasmine’s voice, you hear a yearning and sincere desire to help.

Something to keep in mind when someone you meet has been betrayed; saying and trying to force them to trust you just because you smile or are now running in the same circle together is not going to cut it for everyone. It depends on how often they’ve been betrayed in life and the scar extent of the damage. A lot of people in positions of trust know this to be true. Positions of trust, meaning professional caregivers, in fields from the medical to the spiritual responsibilities.

It does not mean you have to be a professional in a position of trust to know or learn this as a friend. It means you do have a reference point of experience to call upon if it does not come naturally to you.

Jasmine said MEZZ really helped them to see the “Some People” song in a different light, and we certainly appreciate the insight MEZZ brought to the table. From group gatherings, to intimate conversations, that you and your friend both need. There is a time for everything. A time to be sociable in large crowds and a time for private conversation.
For the friend that has more of a quiet or introverted personality, he or she will often gain so much more a happy feeling of value from one true friend, then a hundred acquaintances. This too, sage (experienced) like persons in positions of trust know and understand this to be the case as well. Inasmuch, make application in the manner with a cause no further harm desire.
Remember there is a time for everything. As you find the balance, more than one friend will find your presence a blessing, as the cultural expressions goes which is based in principle.

“Some People” Official Video

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“Take Care” — The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

Normally, verse melodies start lower, so you don’t give away the lift of the chorus. But on this day, I really wanted to try something new and use my falsetto more. The original demo was a lot higher, so it all sounded very petite and floaty. This song was very close to not being on the EP…We finished this song on the night before going to mix. It was so nerve wracking, I have never been so excited and stressed at the same time while trying to finish this song before the deadline. It felt so good, going home at 2:00 a.m. after spending the whole day trying to solve the puzzle.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

I found it interesting that “Take Care” almost did not make it on the EP. Do you hear the anguish is Jasmine’s voice singing this song? Let me tell you, with one more cultural expression, “We need to wrap that up” tone and singing style “and sell it in a bottle” so everyone can sing like that. You can be sure I am chuckling while saying this to others.
I one time, oh I mean my friend, tried to hit a note like Jasmine, and let me tell you, even the lions at the zoo ran into their cages.

The song, Take Care, shows the depth of a woman’s love. Make no mistake about it, over the years, you heard stated here about the marvelous ways we are created. Women have been bestowed with talents and insights that deepen the more they love you. Not that men don’t possess these qualities, because they most certainly do. However, from an early age you will see the female gender have or develop these sensitive and loyal qualities at a faster pace.

It is the nurturing mindset. This is why when you hear Jasmine sing:

Take care please remember There’s an always open door Come back to me Come back to me Take care go and be that That stupid man I know Give your love away Then come back for me

A lot of men, have heard similar sentiments. That is; the mental challenge part Jasmine is referencing.
Yes, some men find out the first year of marriage what a mental challenge it is by their mature wife! Though I am making light-hearted statements about the first year of couples, there are hurtful situations that happen in some relationships where the anguish that Jasmine is able to place in this song is heard from either one or both mates.

Here is the point. A lot of women inner desire is to still reconcile if the man’s desire is there as well. Yet, as one family member may say, “But you better straighten up and fly right.”

Take care (Official Live video)

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“Amen” — The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

This song is probably two years old, or more. We wrote this song with so much passion and it was a very emotional day. [The] original demo was a lot more aggressive and it kind of blew your ears off, so when we had the week to finish of production, we tried to see how else we could decorate the song. It had always been a very negative and melancholic song, but that week, something new had clicked into place. I could suddenly hear a happier, more jumpy version. We started experimenting with table harps and different melody lines and it all fell into place.

Perceptive Readers & Music Lovers Thoughts

You know what? I love Jasmine’s new album; however, I love, love, this song. Really, then, I want to know how can I buy the rights to this song, like the way I purchased the COLOUR EP on the Apple store.
Okay, this may be a little too much. Still, I used a form of hyperbole to express just how much I like this song. One day, I may be able to hit the Amen note, I sure say it enough.

And those horns!

Amen, so be it, let it be written and let it be done. It is my whole mind’s agreement with heart strings pulled, this song and the whole EP shows us that Jasmine’s voice has a special quality of sound. Her writing utilizes her ability to share her story to us in ways we most certainly can relate, no matter what the year we were born in that makes us an adult with a childlike innocence (without naivety) in age.

Colour (amen) Official Live Video

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Jasmine Ying Thompson Born November 8, 2000

In April 2019 OVER 582,315,330 (UPDATED 610,453,016 views November 2019) views on Youtube .

2013: Bundle of Tantrums

2014: Another Bundle of Tantrums

2015–2016: Adore EP

2017: Wonderland EP

2019: COLOUR

Concluding Thoughts- The COLOUR of Jasmine Thompson

In conclusion, I just want to share this is the second EP I have purchased of Jasmine’s craft. Even though she is a singer, in my mind, I know she can out marvelous feats with her voice. It is a beautiful thing to sooth someone with healing words and cause people to feel happy with the tongue period.
Another one of life’s gifts.

I want to once again thank the Jasmine Official Fanpage for the use of the images on the Product of Culture website over the past couple of years.

The same goes for her managers, mother(father) and of course Jasmine.

Always wishing the best for them, and you Perceptive Readers, and music lovers. — Kind regards

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My name is James Lynch Jr. I am an author, writer, and vendor of intriguing creativity. There is still plenty of non-fiction reading produced as well.