Messy Sparkles is a Arkansan named JD Paul, but by listening to his full- bodied and quite tropical pop mastery, you'd think he was backed by at least a handful of talented musicians.
He's quite the rhythm machine, laying down fairly intricate and textured beats, and building up a skyscraper of rich synths and trickling vocal melodies on top of them. With the occasional steel drum swagger and deep vocal hymn, but with a scattered, yet charming diy/bedroom production. His voice is a bit juvenile and slightly off key, and after a few listens, I've realized that this wouldn't actually work any other way. His tunes are youthful and full of life, filling your speakers with nothing but good vibes at all times.