It’s been just over four months since we last got a Jim Legxacy drop—a lifetime by today’s standards—and fans have been waiting with bated breath for his next move.
Putting them out of their misery, the R&B experimentalist has just dropped his new single, “Old Place”, and with it a fresh new video. Clocking in at just over a minute and a half, it’s nothing if not lean, but yet he manages to pack a lot in. Another self-produced offering, it’s a track of stark juxtapositions, setting Jim Legxacy’s delicate, glass-like vocals against a riotous Harlem Spartans sample and some pneumatic drum patterns.
The accompanying video, which gives a hat-tip to iconic UK music TV station Channel U, is just as fun. Directed by longstanding collaborator Fidel, the video follows Jim and the team as they take a quick trip on the DLR down to his stomping ground of Lewisham. Swinging from the railings and stopping just short of a moshpit, it’s the perfect antidote for the seemingly endless cold months.
Jim’s been tipped for big things by just about everyone in the last 18 months and with this short and sweet taster, it feels like he’s winding up to something pretty major this year. While we wait to see what’s next, hit play on the video above and be sure to add “Old Place” to your playlists.