London-based singer-songwriter Jarod Lawley released his new single Everything That I Need You To Be, which follows previous releases Tonight and Gordon’s Gin. The Fountain caught up with Jarod about the reception to this track and touring plans, as well as releases we can look forward to in 2020.

TF: You have a new single out, that must be exciting?

Absolutely! Everything That I Need You To Be is my heaviest, most surf rock and most noir song to date so it feels great to distill this sound and release it.

TF: And what has been the reception been like to Everything That I Need You To Be, can you elaborate on the track?

It’s been great to hear that people are enjoying the vibe of the track and also think it is catchy. My style of production and my bass-baritone singing voice are very divisive points, and I like to see the different reactions that they provoke in people! It’s not for everyone but I describe my music as for people with old souls, and people who enjoy singers such as Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, even maybe Peter Steele! The sound is like a modern soundtrack to a film noir, full of dark brooding atmosphere.

TF: And can we look forward to an EP or LP from you soon?

My plan for now is to release more singles, on a very regular basis so I can keep producing new material as often as possible. My next single will be in January, so people can follow my social media to stay up to date with that or sign up to my mailing list on my website!

TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, particularly here in Scotland?

Hopefully – it would amazing to play in Scotland, and it would also be my first time in Scotland altogether! So if you have any favourite venues or towns let me know where you think is good 🙂 I love hearing from music fans to so everyone please feel free to leave me a comment or a DM.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

For this new single I held a release show, which was definitely my favourite so far. The best part about holding your own show is that you can make every aspect of the evening exactly how you like it. I had old film noir movies projecting onto the walls, and I had one of my favourite London bands, Mad Monday open for me. They’re a duo of two Swedish girls and they have a dreamy sound that’s just like Beach House! Then I got the chance to perform my longest set to date, including a rendition of Everything That I Need You To Be, and sell some new merchandise that I have – tote bags and silhouette pin badges. It was a lot of fun!