It’s been five years since Jarryd James’ life was transformed by his monster track ‘Do You Remember’ and his debut album. But this humble, unassuming soul from Brisbane hasn’t let that change his process. Jarryd was working as a social worker in Brisbane before the runaway success of ‘Do You Remember’ changed the course of his life forever. To date, he’s had more than 330-million streams, an ARIA top 5 album and two platinum-selling singles (‘Do You Remember’ and ‘Give Me Something’) along with collecting an ARIA Award in 2015. Jarryd then embarked on a national US tour, performed at Lollapalooza and Bonaroo as well as headline and festival performances through France, Germany, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, and Denmark. Jarryd also supported Two Door Cinema Club and Jack Garrett, along with touring locally in Australia with Meg Mac.
Created in Los Angeles, Nicaragua, Brisbane, Auckland and New York, Jarryd’s second album P.M. is the next step in Jarryd’s evolution. It’s an album of deeply seductive R&B numbers, written at nighttime when he can eliminate all distractions and let music consume him completely. “Creatively, I always work better when the sun is down,” he says. “It’s more peaceful and I can hone in on what I do better.” To help articulate the sounds that were keeping him awake at night, Jarryd handpicked a list of producers including Clams Casino (A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Lana Del Rey) , Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow, Malay Ho (Frank Ocean, John Legend, Alicia Keys) and Joel Little (who produced Jarryd’s first track ‘Do You Remember” along with Lorde, Tove Lo, K Flay).
Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Jarryd James to discuss the creation of his new album P.M.
Check out the official music video for Jarryd James new single, ’Overdue’ featuring Trapo.