Today, Jimi Somewhere shares his latest single “The World” ahead of his forthcoming debut LP Nothing Gold Can Stay, out February 5th via Next Wave/Ultra Records. “The World” signifies the emotional heaviness of long distance relationships performed behind Jimi’s signature multi-layered vocals and thrilling sonic arrangements. The penultimate track off the record serves as an enduring alt-pop effort with pitch-shifted vocal inflections, glistening beats, and an exhilarating shot of self-reflection. “The World” is accompanied by its continuous shot music video directed by Jimi Somewhere.
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Jimi Somewhere says this of his new single:
“A big issue in a lot of the relationships I’ve been in is that my work takes up so much time and have me traveling a lot. So this song is me describing a series of events leading up to me leaving home and wondering if this relationship I had was gonna work out even with me living on the other side of the planet.”
“The World” follows Jimi Somewhere’s previous single “Wedding” released this past December. “Wedding” begins with reflection on the present and ends with focus on the future. Produced by Jimi’s longtime collaborator Milo Orchis, “Wedding” is a deeply nuanced effort where yearning timbres and revelatory lyrics come together to create something undeniably singular.
Last October, Jimi Somewhere had released the single “In My Car.” Like its title and along with automobile sound effects, the track captures a feeling of driving to an unknown destination wrapped up in meditative solitude. While Jimi Somewhere is best known for sad songs with guitars, “In My Car” is more groove based but still carries the emotional weight of his previous coming-of-age endeavors.
Towards the end of last summer, Jimi released his single “Jesus (feat. Kacy Hill).” With “Jesus,” Jimi drew inspiration from the grandiose and ‘larger than life’ songs from Christian summer camps. Here he paints a delicate portrait of a life tangled up with frustration and confusion. The track is elevated by Jimi’s reflective songwriting, vision in understanding pop’s power to invigorate weary minds, and Kacy Hill’s angelic vocals.
Jimi shared “Bottle Rocket,” the first single off his forthcoming LP, back in July. “Bottle Rocket” overflows with excitement from its immense choruses and an electrifying sonic pattern. In 2019, Jimi released his sophomore EP Ponyboy—a collection of songs that presented a sonic escapism of interminable emotions and coming-of-age tales while serving as his momentous introduction.
You can pre-save Jimi Somewhere’s debut LP Nothing Gold Can Stay here.
Jimi Somewhere is the brainchild of Benjamin Schandy, a 22-year-old artist hailing from Hokksund, a picturesque town in Norway. Jimi Somewhere’s music is influenced by the imaginative work of renowned filmmaker Spike Jonze and the eminent artistry of Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Abstract, and Frank Ocean. Jimi ties his contemplative lyrics with frenzy electro-pop, ornate hip-hop beats, trippy pop, and multi-layered vocals to produce his very own signature resonance. Jimi Somewhere has over 16M+ cumulative Spotify streams spanning ~200K monthly listeners. He’s been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Lorem, Oyster, and Fresh Finds playlists.
Jimi Somewhere – The World (Music Video)
Jimi Somewhere – The World
Jimi Somewhere – Wedding
Jimi Somewhere – In My Car
Jimi Somewhere – Jesus (feat. Kacy Hill) (Music Video)
Jimi Somewhere – Jesus (feat. Kacy Hill)
Jimi Somewhere – Bottle Rocket (Music Video)
Jimi Somewhere – Bottle Rocket
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Jimi Somewhere – ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ Tracklist:
- Bottle Rocket
- Jesus (feat. Kacy Hill)
- Tears, 2016
- Acre (feat. Milo Orchis)
- In My Car
- Confidence (feat. Jon Waltz)
- The World
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