- 25 Mar 21
Jim McHugh's highly-anticipated third album, ‘Pretending to Wake Up’, is due to arrive on May 28th
Singer-songwriter Jim McHugh's latest single 'Hey Jimbo', which officially lands tomorrow, marks the second offering from his forthcoming third album.
Another rocking song with big drums and an even bigger guitar riff, McHugh is continuing to whet the appetite for the release of Pretending to Wake Up in May.
"Hey Jimbo centres around the history of past relationships, not all directly my own but we all know these stories of unrequited love," McHugh says of his latest single.
"The title takes its name from my nickname ‘Jimbo’ and it's, - as you will hear from the song - often hollered out as ‘Hey Jimboooooo’. Similar to my previous single ‘Dave’ the song evolves around the opening guitar riff and the band powerfully supports the flow of energy throughout it’.
'Hey Jimbo' was recorded, produced and mixed by Alex Borwick (Parliament Funkadelic, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Niamh Regan, Sput Searight, Lankum) at Black Mountain Studios, Jenkinstown and Wynne Wynne Studio, Dundalk. It was mastered by Fergal Davis, who has worked with the likes of Sinéad O’Connor and Muse, featuring Paul McCabe on bass, Butch McNeill on drums and Alex Borwick on trombone.
With two albums already under his belt, McHugh has garnered an impressive list of supporter. The Monaghan multi-instrumentalist brings a new edge to the folk tradition, blending traditional and indie styles with up-tempo beats.
In 2020, Jim released 'Should Have Lied', securing a Hot Press Premiere for the single, as well as sharing 2021 track 'Dave'.
Pre-order McHugh's upcoming third album, Pretending to Wake Up, on the musician's website here.
Listen to 'Hey Jimbo' below, premiered exclusively on Hot Press: