R&B newcomer Jahkoy has released his brand new EP, Foreign Water, via Def Jam. The 7-track project includes a feature from ScHoolboy Q on the opening track “California Heaven.”
Speaking on his EP, Jahkoy told Fader, “I want to engage with everyone. Foreign Water is a global sound. It can appeal to you wherever you are, no matter where you’re from or what you like. I’m really excited for Foreign Water to come out. I’ve worked with some of the greatest producers: Rico Love, Jeremih, Yung Berg, my homie NOVA, my buddy Mars Today. I gave Foreign Water a lot of time and attention because it’s my introduction. We just finished all the mixes last night and submitted it for mastering and I feel really good about it.”
He also explained the concept behind Foreign Water. “With all the rising stars coming out of Toronto, the first thing that comes out of people’s mouths to me is always ‘there must be something in the water,'” he said. “It wasn’t just one or two people — it was everybody saying this to me. So this is me delivering the Toronto experience, without [people] having to go there. The foreignness of everything [in me] is what inspired it: coming from Canada, being from the Caribbean, and getting everybody involved in the spirit of the city like people do with other cities that they come from.”
Stream Foreign Water below.