Just weeks after revealing his latest single ‘1000X’ (with New Zealand pop superstars Broods guesting), local favourite Jarryd James has confirmed the release of his new EP ‘High’.
Due at the end of the month, the EP will contain six tracks (including ‘1000X’), as well as five new songs, recorded recently in Los Angeles.
“It’s been pretty crazy – like I landed home in Brisbane from a gig in New York, then four days later, I was back on a plane to L.A. for these sessions,” Jarryd explains. “But that’s the way it goes man – you know, you’ve just gotta jump on that and go with it.”
And some pretty big names have been involved in its creation, with both Mikky Ekko and Tobias Jesso Jnr lending their talents in the production side of things, along with Andrew Wansel (Alessia Cara), who produced ‘Burning Out’ and ‘Can’t Help It’.
“He’s from Philadelphia, and he’s super chilled and these songs, they’re a little bit more R&B than the other stuff,” Jarryd says. “Where he’s from, it’s very much that urban sort of stuff, so he brought that. We got this awesome jazz pianist in from Philly, and he played some totally cool stuff. That’s mostly what I listen to, so it makes sense. I really wanna head in that direction.”
In the US market, the five new songs will be added to a mix of the best of Jarryd’s breakout album ‘Thirty One’ to create a Stateside debut album, also entitled ‘High’. While the ‘High’ EP will drop in Australia both digitally and physically on Friday July 29.
01. 1000x ftg. Broods
02. How Do We Make It
03. Claim My Love
04. Burning Out
05. Can’t Help It