Jarrod Jeremiah
Photo credit: Taylor Yates Photography
Joe Day
Joe Day

To write about the people, places, and experiences on offer in this beautiful place is some of the most fun I’ve had in my short life, and I am always excited for the future of music in the South-West I’m a sucker for acts from far-off lands, but home is where the heart is right?

The mental checklist for most bedroom producers in the modern age is pretty cut and dry. Equipment, coffee, vocal warm ups, job’s a good’un. For Perth’s poppy poster boy Jarrod Jeremiah, however, a strung up bedroom sheet and the softening company of his beloved Labrador stand as the only two things he claims to need in order to whip up the bouncy, boppy fusion of fun-loving genres he is gently becoming revered for in his much loved Aussie circles. The lad has had his finger in the proverbial pie throughout the duration of 2020, his fusion of sumptuous chords and funk ridden choruses bringing to the forefront a plethora of rich, uplifting summery singles, all from the comfort of his own room, and the energy’s trajectory is nothing but skyward in his new fun-loving single ‘Drop My Job!‘.

Jarrod Jeremiah | Taylor Yates Photography
Photo credit: Taylor Yates Photography

Lusciously laid back in its style and sensibility, Jeremiah’s second single of 2021 invigorates the mind, body and soul with a kickback attitude that invites the feet to go up, the glass to be filled, sunglasses donned and a devil-may-care attitude towards the ideology that, frankly, you should simply bun off your distasteful job if it’s really causing you so much grief. For many young people, work is nothing but a daily slog that offers nothing beyond monetary value – many people driving their spirits into the dirt in the name of meeting the monthly bills and keeping on top of miserable monetary modernity. ‘Drop My Job!’ swans in to tell you “Listen man, it’s all good! Let your hair down, get out there and do what you love. You’re gaining nothing here”.

It’s delectable. Short swelling synths and crisp snap/clap percussion pull the listener through the easy going three minute runtime, Jarrod acting as the soft and mellow spokesperson for the crowded gaggle of listeners you can imagine swaying together in time to his new single. Pushing this point further is the uplifting organs found later in the track, almost pushing a light theme of gospel into the mix, the crowd more a congregation, up and at em with smiles all around and not a care in the world. There’s something in the energy that could, if one closed their eyes, place them in the front row seats of a great brass band, bobbing away to the chunky rhythms as they joyously toot their way to the top of the vibe charts. It’s a lot of fun, a tasteful tonic to all as we come out of COVID restrictions here in the UK.

Speaking about the track, Jarrod says, “This one’s for the creatives, writers, musicians, literally anyone who has a passion and wants to pursue it. After seeing so many friends and people around me wanting to follow their dream, but they’re stuck in a Job or situation they don’t like, I had to write this. I feel like this is one of my most relatable songs yet because nearly everyone has been or is in this situation at least once in their life. This song just elaborates on what everyone’s thinking – I wanna drop my job and just get started”

It’s hard not to let Jeremiah’s energy rub off on you when you take a moment to explore his presence online, giving no consideration as to why he has managed to garner of 50,000 followers on his TikTok account. Unafraid to share his process, showcase the aforementioned Labrador (please offer a pat on the head from each and every member of the Clunk staff please Jarrod) and prove to all and any that his beats are frankly nothing but pure, unadulterated joy, there’s little doubt that the future of bedroom-pop is all in his favor.

Jarrod Jeremiah | Taylor Yates Photography
Photo credit: Taylor Yates Photography

He’s no one trick pony either! A standout single for this old dog sits within his 2020 release ‘FACE THE LIGHT‘, a mellow and unapologetically serene track that offers a warm, warbly pad-ridden soundscape with modulated vocals and skippy keys. An undoubtable comparison to internationally revered artist The Japanese House is the highest form of compliment that can be put forward here, and brings a welcome break from the life-affirming energies of his wider discography. ‘COFFEE?’ acts as the graciously accepted opposing force to the downtime: a bright eyed bundle of cool 808s and rich, springy basses that peps up the spirit in the same way it’s namesake has for thousands of years.

Indeed it’s clear that Jeremiah is loving life, living his dream to the full, and has no intention of hitting the brakes for some time to come. An absolute pleasure to discover for this new listener, and undoubtedly the curator of your summer playlist vibes for the foreseeable.

Listen to ‘Drop My Job’ here:

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