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Song You Need to Know: Jarryd James, ‘Overdue (Live Studio Version)’

Jarryd James showcases his exceptional skills as he recreates “Overdue” – his favourite track on new album P.M. – live in the studio.

It doesn’t take much to see that Jarryd James is the sort of forward-thinking artist that helps to put Australia on the map, and with a live studio version of “Overdue” arriving today, it’s never been more obvious.

It was only a few weeks ago that James released P.M., his highly-anticipated new album, and first since the release of the ARIA-nominated Thirty One back in 2015. While the record itself is a stunning example of James’ immeasurable talent as a producer, composer, and performer, the album’s release came alongside a music video for latest single – and closing track – “Overdue”.

Working with Wisconsin rapper Trapo on the album version, James described the original as his “favourite track on the album”, noting it arose amongst some “unusual hours” in Los Angeles.

“We slowly started to make a piece of music while I drank some gin, and we made what I think is my favourite thing I’ve ever made,” he explained.

Now, James has shared with fans an intimate rendition of the track, showcasing his mesmerising vocal control and production chops.

With the track itself produced and engineered by Jarryd James, and featuring directorial and production duties from Mitch Lowe, the clip sees James recreating the track in the studio; layering samples, bass guitar, and backing vocals before delivering an seemingly-effortless one-take performance.

Equal parts haunting and majestic, the clip manages to deliver a little something for everyone by way of its design. While the casual fans can admire and be blown away by James’ outstanding performance and technique, the tech-heads and budding musos find themselves transported into the studio, experiencing just what it’s like to create exceptional music of this calibre.

The video of Jarryd James’ in-studio live performance of “Overdue” is officially released tomorrow, while his new album P.M. is out now on all platforms.