Hailed by The Fader as “irresistible” and described by i-D Magazine as “somewhere between a less animated Thundercat and a more off-the-wall Stevie Wonder”, the South London soul-pop wizard Jodie Abacus pre-empts the release of his brand new EP ‘Mild Cartoon Violence’ with a new emotive, groove-laden track ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ out this November.
Jodie details the track: "What can I say about meet me in the middle, It's sexy song about the desire of two people that are far away from each other yearning to be close to one another.”
The song is produced by Canadian electronic producer POMO and deftly showcases Jodie’s vocal prowess and keen eye for melody. ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ is taken from a brand new five track EP ‘Mild Cartoon Violence’ due 3rd November.
Speaking of the EP, Jodie says: “I called my EP Mild Cartoon Violence because I wanted it to capture the flavour of what goes on in my mind at any point in time when I write songs. I have an aggressive and playful approach towards everything I write within the creative process...I stand up, jump around and and get excited. I envision the past, the present and the future feel of the storyline like a movie in my head in a cartoonish way and then scrutinise and bash away heavily at anything that may not feel right. This EP is about the love, sex and torment.”
Jodie’s previous tracks ‘I’ll Be That Friend’ and ‘She’s In Love With The Weekend’, saw support at BBC Radio 2’s ‘A’ list, BBC 6Music, Radio 1 and 1xtra and he has been busy working with an impressive line up of artists, producers and writers, including Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jnr, Duke Dumont, Ariel Rechtshaid (Beyonce, Adele, HAIM), Rahki (Kendrick Lamar) and SOHN.