Max Jury [self titled debut]
Max Jury is a piano playing singer songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa, who, at 23, is about to release one of the albums of the year. Simply titled ‘Max Jury’, this 11 track opus conjures up the past while stepping boldly into the future driven by his incredible voice. Once you hear it, you won’t forget it. It’s released June 3rd on Marathon Artists.
You might have seen him on tour with Lana Del Rey or Rufus Wainwright and witnessed the plaintive heartache that lives within his music. Or you might have heard him on Radio 1, 2 or 6 Music. Or read about him in Clash or Mojo.
For Max Jury is making waves. His new single ‘Numb’ evokes the longing to escape, a longing that took him from Iowa to London, a city that’s become a second home to this accomplished young musician.
His debut album encapsulates that restlessness; recorded in New York with hip-hop producer Inflo and a crackerjack band of musicians who often play with Alicia Keys and D’Angelo and in a sleepy North Carolina town with the musical director of a small, local black church. Both places helped Max effortlessly bridge gospel and soul with his country roots.
“Soul music and country might seem like different genres but strip the arrangements away and you find the same kind of songs and situations, dealing with matters of the heart,” Max says.
On this hugely impressive debut album, Max weaves an intoxicating tapestry of 70’s Laurel Canyon acoustic confessionals and 21st century Neo Soul. It’s a sound of rare beauty.
Label: Marathon Artists
Catalogue Number: MA0064CD
Release Date: 3 June 2016