01 Oct Jaymes Young Strikes Back with ‘Habits of My Heart’ EP
(excerpt from my post on EARMILK)
About a month ago, Jaymes Young was gracious enough to allow his fans to stream his new project Habits of My Heart, but now we have the release of his major label debut EP via Atlantic Records. He’s spent much of the past year on the road including headline dates and tours alongside London Grammar in both North America and the UK, as well as releasing a collaboration with fellow Atlantic recording artist Birdy on Atlantic’s recent soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars. Not only that, but he also leaves onOctober 17 in direct support of Vance Joy’s Dream Your Life Away World Tour 2.
The title track of the EP has garnered a lot of attention since its initial release, yet not many fans know that the acclaimed remake/remodel of Sufjan Stevens’ “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois.” has hit No. 1 on Hype Machine on four separate occasions… That’s unheard of. So, he’s doing well for himself. It’s clear. Has the attention jaded his personality? Jaymes had this to say about his approach to songwriting:
“My belief is that emotion is the strongest thing. You can’t replace words. This whole EP has been a heart-breaking process and journey,” says Young. “It was important for me to explore the entire spectrum of emotions, as real and raw as possible, no matter what the emotion is. I’m not writing for myself, but for the people I want to connect with. All I care about is connecting.”
Habits of My Heart is available for pre-order beginning today on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders accompanied by the stellar track, “Come Back For Me.” Take a listen to the EP now, as come a year from now it may act as a guideline to the way you see your past.
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