JIM is the new solo moniker of James Baron of Crazy P and with a new EP coming out today he’s sharing a whole new side of his musical abilities. While Crazy P was known for their disco and deep house influenced electronic sound, JIM takes a completely different approach. The title track from his four-song EP Falling That You Know is premiering here today and it’s a soft, gentle acoustic ballad that brings to mind artists like Iron & Wine.
Most notable is the fingerpicking on “Falling That You Know,” a gentle and delicate figure. It’s a reflection of the influences that JIM has had over the years but never really shone through on work with Crazy P or subsequent projects like Ron Basejam, Secret Stealth and White Elephant. JIM spent 18 months perfecting the style and ended up recording the new EP with nothing more than a keyboard, guitar and his kid’s toy instruments.
“It was the first of the songs I wrote and recorded in this project,” said JIM about the new song. “I used what I could find lying around at home including some kidified percussion toys. Single mic and away we go. It’s about the overwhelming sense of love and belonging I felt after the birth of my daughter.”
Falling That You Know is out on NuNorthern Soul. It also features a cover of The Cult’s “Phoenix” with vocals from Danielle Moore, who has worked with Crazy P in the past.
Falling That You Know EP Track List
1. “Falling That You Know”
3. “Whisper In The Wind”
4. “You Know What To Say”