Newly reinvented singer-songwriter Jym (Sarah Fabrin) released a sinister new track earlier this month, 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 colab 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.”
Released March 2nd, ‘Jungle’ has found love on Spotify, peaking at #2 on their NZ Viral Top 50, and hitting #4 on the NZ Top 40 Heatseekers chart.