After the announcement of the release of his forthcoming JIMI EP, out May 13th via Good Years, Lil Silva is returns with “Caught Up”, the second single off the album. The tune features vocals from UK songstress Cosima. The soulful depth to the song reiterates the EP’s layered complexities that untangle themselves in a culmination of profound reflection. Last week, Lil Silva also released a George FitzGerald remix for the EP’s debut track “Lines”. Stream “Caught Up” above and find the “Lines (George FitzGerald remix)” along with more on Lil Silva’s JIMI below.
Lil Silva shares, “‘Caught Up’ is about not knowing what’s right from wrong anymore and being so wrapped up in something that you almost can’t see the reality of what you’re really in. The idea of living a life that could get you killed and not being able to see an alternative outside that. I feel people see things in such a selfish way and sometimes need to step back in order to really see whats going on around you, everything moves so fast now that if we were to slow down and really think then maybe we wouldn’t feel so trapped in a situation we believe to have no control of getting out of and therefore living a lie that ends up being your life. It’s not a love song.”
About Lil Silva’s JIMI:
Less tied to the frenetic pace of his “for club play only” instrumentals, JIMI sees him modulate through textures, in a meditative state of mind, traveling his inner visions and memories. Silva’s vocals are weaved through tracks “The Play”, “Lines” and “Struggle” while newcomer Cosima contributes to the spine-tingling “Caught Up” and Los Angeleno singer Kent Jamz blesses the epic night time soul of “De Ja”.
A compulsive music maker who often averages 80 tracks a week, Lil Silva (real name TJ Carter) is the producer from Bedford who started out working with the iconic early grime crew Macabre Unit, progressed to collaborating with kindred spirit Sampha, shaping the dusky breakout sound of BANKS and entering 2016 having co-produced a track for Adele with Mark Ronson (“Lay Me Down”).
The new EP sees his signature blend of metallic techno samples, UK hardcore continuum sub bass and syncopation as well as twilight soul and R&B dramatics.