- Publish Date
- Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:59AM
Newly reinvented singer-songwriter releases a sinister new track this Friday, co-written by Ezra Vine and produced by Leisure’s Djeisan Suskov.
Known by the artist moniker Micah in a previous life, 18-year old Micah Heath’s debut track, 2016’s ‘Game’ garnered the young pop writer over 450,000 streams. A collab with Ezra Vine (the songwriter behind the 56 million-stream hit ‘Celeste) saw Heath discovering a new sound, inspiring him to start out afresh under the name Jym.
Produced by Leisure songwriter Djeisan Suskov, ‘Jungle’ is an ode to dark city nights, punctuated by pulsing synth basses, 80’s guitar lines, and Heath’s whispered vocal inviting the listener to “give me the layup of your mind, get me inside it.”
“The song is a conversation,” Heath explains, “an invitation to step out into the city, this neon jungle where anything can happen. Give me a chance and maybe you’ll enjoy yourself.”
“The moment I stepped into a room with Ezra Vine, I knew I was carving new ground,” he continues, “his approach to pop music is so leftfield; we ended up with this aggressive tone we were vibing on. The more I listened, the more I knew I’d found a new direction, both sonically and as an artist – that was the biggest motivation for my name change.”