TJ Jackson shakes off romantic delusions on his new single “Mind Games.” His plea for clarity from a girlfriend is layered over a cordial pop melody and a soaring guitar. The third single from his tentatively titled MMM album is the next phase in the growth of his sound that is obviously influenced by his uncle’s mastery of the R&B ballad. Jackson’s third album finds him working on his artistry undeterred by the expectations some may have because of his family name. He says, “I am forging my own authentic path rather than following the pack of what others think I should be. I am a Jackson but I must be me.”
There is no exact date for Jackson’s third solo project but “Mind Games” is streaming everywhere. The new album will be his first and it follows his previous Obsession and Damaged EPs.