My bad. When I first heard Majid Jordan on Drake‘s U.S. Top 5 hit single, “Hold On We’re Going Home” (and my JAM for months last summer/fall/winter) I thought it was one guy. At the time, there wasn’t much online about Majid Jordan…not that I could find anyway. When I saw Drake perform the single on Ellen, there was whom I thought was Majid Jordan, standing right next to Drake singing the chorus. Turns out, I was all wrong. Majid Jordan is actually a duo…a Canadian duo made up of two guys, Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. They are signed to Drake‘ and Noah “40” Shebib‘s Warner Bros. offshoot, OVO Sound. The two have just released a new single, A Place Like This, the title track off their forthcoming new EP, out July 22nd (iTunes).
The song is PURE SEX. Not as sexy as “Hold On We’re Going Home” but still…f**king sexy. Aiding in the sex factor…the Common Good-directed video, which dropped July 7th. The video shows a steamy house party of some sort, inter cut with shots of Majid Jordan doin’ their thing in front of strobe lights. If you’re expecting “Hold On We’re Going Home” part II, you’re not going to get that here. “A Place Like This” is a different kind of sexy. It’s the dark, brooding kind of sexy. Where “Hold On We’re Going’ Home” had a driving beat that carries the track from beginning to end, “A Place Like This” is slow-moving, sultry electro-R&B. Understated, honey coated vocals over slick R&B beats. Less is definitely more on this single and it totally works. “A Place Like This” makes for the perfect taster of what’s to come. It whets my appetite, leaving me wanting to hear more. Check out the sexy video below.