This week, we were graced with another fine piece of work by the South-London based, Jamws. “Toronto” – title track to his debut EP, which is set to be released on June 26th – is now available on all major streaming platforms.
The EP as a whole cinematically describes the various stages of heartbreak that can be universally felt in its sensitive and powerful lyrics.
Opening with the uplifting track ‘See The World’, the joyful optimism is conveyed beautifully. It ingeniously describes the raw emotion in some of the highest points of life and relationships – with a synth-fuelled beat that will blind you with nostalgia.
Next up – ‘Playing For Keeps’, which was released as a single in May – is a groove-laden, manic declaration of love. Nodding towards Tame Impala and Khruangbin, it’s the soulful, emotional high point of the EP. With its’ searing guitars and audaciously funky bass, the track works to put you in the centre of its characters pained expression.
‘1’ paints a picture of the bridge between stages of denial and acceptance. The EP is brought down to one of its slower, more introspective moments – which offers an alternative perspective, the kind we’re all given with time. It leads elegantly into title-track ‘Toronto’ which closes off the tale by looking back at the relationship and the positives that can be taken from it.
Listen to “Toronto” HERE:
To round off this extraordinary EP, is the true anthem of “Catalina” – described by Jamws as “Like credits rolling on a movie”. “Catalina” leaves you ready to have your heart broken all over again.
All in all, the EP is something that we can all probably relate to at some point in our lives. There’s a truly intimate feel about this EP that strips emotions down to their very finest thread. It’s comforting in a sense, much like a flawed romances in a cinematic display of pain and torment. However it can also be said that it has a clear message of learning to cherish what we have right now and to look after it the best we can – but also the importance of moving on when the time is right to do so.