Jarryd James’ “Give Me Something” Is Every Bit As Great As His Buzz-Generating Debut Single
Jarryd James claimed a spot at the forefront of the new wave of Australian pop music with brooding debut single “Do You Remember.” Produced by Joel Little (the New Zealand producer behind Lorde and Broods), the sparse and gloomy break-up anthem teamed an R&B-inspired vocal with haunting electronic beats — and still reached number two on the ARIA Singles Chart. Which probably has something to do with the insidiously catchy chorus, which worms its way into your brain like a flesh-eating parasite.
The Brisbane-born singer/songwriter returns today (May 19) with the second taste of his debut LP and, impressively, it’s just as good — if not better than — his breakthrough hit. “Give Me Something” is a heady rush of soul-tinged, retro-leaning pop — albeit with an extremely modern twist. Jarryd begs the object of his affection for a little more affection over squiggly synths and squelchy beats. There’s a splash of Prince, a touch of Chet Faker and a large serve of something completely original.
It won’t be long before the newcomer lands a US record deal (if he hasn’t already), so get on the bandwagon early while there’s still room.
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