Jimmy Napes co-wrote Disclosure’s “Latch” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” and he’s worked with people like Jessie Ware and Mary J. Blige. He’s an important behind-the-scenes figure in the UK’s great recent soul-music wave, and he’s about to step out with a new solo EP called The Making Of Me. First single “Give It Up” is a silky and slinky thing, an of-the-moment song that’s right in line with the sort of stuff he’s been doing with those other artists. Its video, though, is something else: A bloody, grimy, weirdly exhilarating story about a guy who can’t stay sober. Luke Monaghan directed it, and you can watch it below.
The Making Of Me is out 3/9 on Method Records.