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New Music Podcast Episode 1: An Interview with jazz-inspired multi-instrumentalist Jungle Boy

If you’re looking for something moody and perhaps slightly unusual, a genre blend that immediately sparks curiosity to listen for longer; then jazz-inspired multi-instrumentalist Jungle Boy has just released a track for you.

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Already part of the fiery indie-rock band, After London, drummer Jacob Palmer decided to begin creating his own solo compositions just over a year ago under the name of Jungle Boy. His initial single, ‘Glass’, featured the smooth vocals of CHA:DY and piano lines that depicted melancholic confidence. Now with his latest track, ‘Haunted’, Palmer is pushing the boundaries of musical narratives; weaving a spectacularly dark and riveting storyline between husky vocals and controversial harmonies. 

Jungle Boy

The almost rhapsodic-like structure of ‘Haunted’ could place it within a film, with the final chorus standing out like a crucial juncture in its script. Poetic words sung by unconventionally captivating vocals flow with the ever-evolving instrumentation, almost all of which was actually performed by Palmer himself. This is more than a nice song, it’s a wander into the depths of a peculiar fabrication.

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It seems that successful concept pieces are far and few these days, with failed attempts including those that are just too generic to be identified as unique, free-standing art. But Jungle Boy’s ‘Haunted’ is filled with such dark imagination that it’s been proven difficult for even myself to not think about. I spoke with Jacob Palmer on For The Love of Band’s New Music Podcast to hear more about this incredibly intriguing fiction. Have a listen below to find out to how ‘Haunted’ was conceived.

Like his music? Follow Jungle Boy on his socials Facebook and Instagram now and check out his Spotify for more.

the authorAmy Heather
Reviewer & playlister
Amy is a singer-songwriter, music reviewer, curator of the Dreampop Paradise playlist and our podcast presenter. She has a degree in Music Production, Performance & Enterprise from the University of Westminster and is currently studying a Multimedia Journalism Masters. She’s a fan of retro-inspired sound and things that are just a little unusual. Is talking a hobby? Because that’s hers.

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