Norwegian Indie Soul duo Jimmy Smash return after their debut single, returning with their bold, but easy-going follow up single ‘Fine Line’. Self-produced by vocalist Håvard Lyngstad in his childhood home, ‘Fine Line’ is a “melting pot of organic instrumentation, analog synthesisers and rich 80s R&B melodies” featuring Lyngstad’s raspy tone and soft falsetto, singing, “You snap your fingers when you need me closer, I’m holding on, I’m holding on by a fine line…” The song depicts a story of unrequited love, tackling “the dilemma of getting pulled deeper and deeper into someone, even though the person never returns the favour. It’s about despair and the strong force that misleads you into a confused state”. With melancholy lyrics and tranquil production, there is a sense of hopefulness that is instilled throughout a “carefree track”, resulting in “nostalgic, halycon aesthetic”, that is swiftly becoming their trademark.
Jimmy Smash released their debut single ‘Macadamia’ in early October, getting exposure from Clash, The Burning Ear, Norwegian radio stations NRK P1 and P3, and rose to #3 in Norway’s Spotify Viral Top 50. They blend a soft R&B sound with Pop Rock elements, conjuring up a ‘heavenly sound’ similar to the likes of Dornik, Matt Corby and James Bay. Jimmy Smash are now gearing up to play their first ever live show in Oslo on November 29th, as well as Trondheim Calling next February.
Jimmy Smash are only fresh on the scene, but are already starting to make their unique imprint on the music industry in challenging the pop music of today. With plenty of music to come, be sure to keep an eye on the soulful duo.