SINGLE REVIEW: Jarryd James – Slow Motion

Jarryd James’ debut album ‘Thirty One’ was a melancholic collection of tracks that floated in the alternative-pop world. After taking a few years off in between releases to tour the record, spend some time with his wife and work on the next continuation of his career he’s ready for the next chapter. The first taste of this new direction is the vastly different and evolved ‘Slow Motion’. Premiering a RNB backdrop with layers of alternative pop beats he gives you a new fulfilled sound. On a first listen it’s quite overwhelmingly different and definitely not what you expected. It is as if he’s introduced himself as a brand new artist as he takes his beat experimentation to a whole new level. Reflecting on missing his wife while he’s overseas touring or working on music he explains how he feels time goes so slow whilst also taking into account time zones and the exhaustion of always travelling. “Time moves in slow motion whenever I’m gone. Heavy on my heart and I feel it all night long”. The choruses almost have this tribal chant feel to them which creates a really cool singalong moment for his future live shows. The production continually builds with the adding of bold synths and guitars that continually adds to the growing texture. From here it will be interesting to see how Jarryd James grows this sound and where he heads towards sonically for the next album.