“The Blanket Truth I can confidently say is my most evolved body of work,” explains Jared. “My usual routines, go-to techniques and ways of creating were different on this album. The actual title came from one of my favorite movies, I Heart Huckabees. It implies that the universe is one big blanket, and that every particle, every piece, is interconnected. I took that concept and made it more personal to me and my perspective on why things happen the way they do. A lot of the themes throughout the records connect my current present self to my past self. The universe is ever-evolving, and there’s no telling how big the “blanket” could get.”
Jared’s recently released single, “Big Brother”, is having success at Spotify and was added to Spotify’s Genre Bender playlist. In August, Jared released the video for “Kids Forever“; “Role Model,” – and its visual companion – were released in early October.
Jared handled the majority of the production on The Blanket Truth himself (Hoodie Allen, Allan Kingdom, Chiddy Bang, Stella Santana); with help from illmind (Kanye West, Drake, G-Eazy, The Roots, J Cole, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Eminem), illfactor (Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, Skylar Grey, Calvin Harris, Jason Derulo, Sia, Kygo, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot), The Arcitype (Action Bronson, MAX)and Mike Derenzo (Goody Grace, Devon Baldwin). The album and its title were inspired by the 2004 cult-classic I Heart Huckabees, during a scene where Dustin Hoffman explains how everything is inter-connected. The album itself can be described as cinematic, with the concept of time and synergy used as reoccurring themes throughout – a fitting reflection of Jared’s own career.
Since 2015, Jared has been asked to write for Rihanna, Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Ink,and Lecrae amongst several others and has been likened to a mix of Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran and Drake. After signing a deal with Interscope in 2010, releasing only one song with the label, Jared ultimately decided to opt out of the deal to pursue and focus on his true artistic vision. Now in 2016, Jared is back with a dialed-in vision, ready to dominate the pop lane.
The Blanket Truth Tracklist:
1. Role Model
2. Kids Forever
3. The End Game (feat. Allan Kingdom)
4. Revive Me
5. Hourglass (feat. Lloyd)
7. Big Brother
7. Slow Rain
8. The Blanket Truth