Jaymes Young will assure
you that he's a "songwriter before a singer and performer."
That wise and self-aware summation cuts to the core of who the Seattle-born and
Los Angeles-based musician/poet really is. He still spends countless hours
holed up in his bedroom carefully piecing together compositions, penning
lyrics, and exploring sounds. His musical wanderlust yields a sound steeped in
pop palatability, dusky cinematic electronics, and stark, stirring
instrumentation. He sharpens that signature style on his 2017 full-length
debut, Feel Something [Atlantic
In 2012, Jaymes traded his
native Seattle, WA for Los Angeles, CA. 2013 saw him independently release the
critically acclaimed Dark Star
mixtape, gaining praise from Nylon, Pigeons & Planes, VICE's Noisey and
more. Following his signing to Atlantic Records, his Habits of My Heart EP spawned viral hits such as the title track
and "I'll Be Good," which both surpassed 20 million Spotify streams.
Supporting the EP, he hit the road with the likes of London Grammar and Vance
Joy. And fueled by fan fervor, 2015's "We Won't" with Phoebe Ryan
caught on like proverbial wildfire, amassing over 25 million Spotify streams
and 4 million Soundcloud plays and receiving praise from Billboard, Earmilk,
IndieShuffle and more.