UK artist Jimmy Napes was a crucial behind-the-scenes contributor to the resounding success of associated acts like Disclosure and Sam Smith. Now Napes, who co-wrote songs like “Latch” and “Stay With Me”, is readying his solo career with a debut EP called The Making Of Me.
“Give It Up” is a woozy, sparkling tune produced by Howard Lawrence, one-half of Disclosure. It’s Napes’ velvety voice though that gives the track its texture and depth, as the lyrics “I’ll give it up, if you want me to” play on themes of love and the video’s depicted battle with substance abuse. (via Stereogum)
The Making Of Me is due out on March 9 through Method Records.