Producer Trombobby and NJ-born singer Jermaine Holmes team up for this warm and heartfelt single “LONGING.” The record blends soul/jazz with lofi elements in a seamless manner with its layered instrumentation made up of soft keys, warm basslines, horns, and mellow drum grooves. Holmes is more than comfortable as well and delivers a sultry and melodic performance that grips the soul from start to finish.
“LONGING” is taken from Trombobby’s new EP, PAUSE VOL.1. The project sees Trombobby blending live instrumentation and fusing several genres such as neo-soul, jazz, and r&b elements into one cohesive mix.
Trombobby (Bojidar Vasilev) is of the core figures in the beat scene of Sofia, Bulgaria. He studied jazz trombone at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, he’s also part of acts like SOUTHWICK, DAYO, and Android Ethics. Trombobby has played with and produced for numerous musicians in Bulgaria’s thriving soul, r&b, and instrumental hip hop scenes and also teaches music production at Sound Ninja Music Academy.
Jermaine Holmes started his music career at the tender age of four as a member of his grandfather’s choir of Mount Calvary Baptist church. Jermaine performs as lead singer for Pete Rock and The Soul Brothers, and appears alongside artists like Nicole Bus, Keyon Harrold, and many others on albums and stages around the world. Previously he had become an active member of the group The Vanguard since 2012 with popular R&B/Soul artist D’Angelo.