The power of music of knows no geographical limits, and the new video for “You Got Me Good” by Jaafar is a true testament. How does a boy born and raised in Amman, Jordan acquire such a knack for writing memorable, catchy, infectious, contagious (we could keep going….) pop songs? Like millions others, he learned it from the masters, The Beatles. But he didn’t just scrape the surface of pop rock music, he immersed himself in other classics like Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty, Elvis Presley, The Police and many more. In 2009, at the ripe young age of 19, Jaafar moved from Jordan to the US to pursue his music and that move has paid off in droves.
He quickly set up shop in the Miami area and has not missed a beat since. Not only has he been well versed in the classics but he also has his finger on the pulse of contemporary music, citing artists like Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Shellback and more as his modern influences and “songwriting heroes”. He’s not afraid to channel the past but bring it into the present with radio-friendly production and injecting a sense of excitement and wonder. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the new single “You Got Me Good”. The verses have the vocal swagger of Julian Casablanca over top of a Costello-esque pop feel, and once the chorus kicks in it’s like McCartney on steroids. Upbeat and uptempo, Jaafar’s flawless vocals are on full display as he pleads to the subject on the other end “Where you going? Come back!”
It all comes to life in the video for “You Got Me Good”. For an artist so deeply entrenched in many of the best elements of classic pop, it’s only natural that the video feels like it comes straight out of 1950′s American cinema. Click HERE for the full bio.