Jeremy Loops hasn’t been sitting still at all throughout the lockdown. On top of spearheading The Big Food Drive, which has been churning out meals for underprivileged communities, and releasing two soul-stirring videos for “Mortal Man”, he’s been penning tracks with friends and “By The Way” is first on the pile.
Featuring long-time collaborator Motheo Moleko, it’s a sunshine-soaked single inspired by the challenging times we’re currently facing – and what’s more is the way Jeremy gets such a powerful message across in seemingly breezy fashion. With a positively hum-drum melody, swooning vocals and an uplifting horn section to close things up, “By The Way” offers a duality that any versed songwriter knows is essential to a good track. It’s an entry point for Jeremy and Motheo to easily engage with us, while simultaneously delivering a tone of serious contemplation that has us coming back for more, and more.
Still I think what I respect most about Jeremy is his integrity. After recording two tracks with Ed Sheeran, as well as collaborating with industry giants Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes) and Cam Blackwood (Bastille, George Ezra), you’d think his sound might take a turn for the commercial, but in reality, it has only become stronger in its authenticity.