Max Jury’s second installment of his video for “Numb” premieres on T: The New York Times Style Magazine. The song appears on his forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released June 3 via Marathon Artists. Watch the new video here: http://nyti.ms/1TEKcyj.
Recently, Jury’s track “Beg & Crawl” premiered on Baeble. Additionally, the first installment of his video for “Numb” premiered as an NPR First Watch.Watch the premiere here: http://n.pr/1W6jRZM.
The new album follows Jury’s two 2014 EPs, Something In The Air and All I Want, which received widespread critical acclaim overseas. The Independent calls Jury “an old soul with a softly powerful voice born to tell stories,” while The Line of Best Fit hails his music as, “Dusty Americana tones shot through with orchestral wonderment: it’s incredibly captivating stuff.” Last year, Jury toured extensively both stateside and abroad, including supporting dates with Lana Del Rey and Rufus Wainwright.
Jury started recording the new album at Electric Lady Studios in New York City with Inflo (Alicia Keys and D’Angelo), however an unfortunate incident involving candle wax and Jimi Hendrix’s historic mixing desk led to Jury being ejected from the studio. He continued recording at a friend’s home studio in North Carolina. Jury wanted to maintain the gospel-soul bridge he was constructing to his own country roots and reached out to a director of music at a local church. “Jackson Russell turned up with his three cousins, and he became a huge part of the album,” explains Jury. “He works in the church, he lives in the sticks and he was the most amazing guitarist, one of the most effortless, genuine players I have ever heard. And his cousins sang like angels. Everything came right from the heart. It was a huge blessing.”