Label: Interscope/EMI Records
Released: 15th July 2021
Jawny’s latest release is something of a reset and also a blast off for the alt-pop sensation as he throws himself into a great big melting pot of diverse sounds.
‘The Story Of Hugo’ follows on directly thematically from last year’s ‘For Abby’ EP as it carries on the tale of Hugo making mixtapes to try and catch Abby’s eye. It’s the sound of Jawny progressing as a songwriter in addition to his already tip top producer skills. Moving slightly beyond the bedroom he’s revelling in having space to experiment. Here, he has the freedom to go for all out punk assault or string backed orchestral grandiosity. Either way, it all sounds perfectly Jawny.
Musically things are switched up with a playful pop focus from tropical bops to full-on pop-punk bangers like the raucous ‘Take It Back’. Mirroring Jawny’s exuberant personality, this EP is a brilliantly vibrant sonic explosion.