When singers sing about sadness, about heartbreak, despair, and loss, we tend to assume that their singing about their own experiences, especially when they’re as convincing as Jimi Charles Moody is on “Death Row.” There is a raw pain in his voice, a longing to be freed from the shackles of love, but, as he explained, “I wrote Death Row for a friend. Sometimes, my best stuff will come when I take myself out of my own head and put myself in someone else’s. There’s a lot less pressure that way.”

Jimi Charles Moody is winning with the throwback vibes right now, and “Death Row” will feature on Moody’s debut EP Islington, out in December. Listen below.

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