Watch Max Jury Go Back in Time with 'Numb'
Noted as a musician who is bridging together soul and country music, Max Jury eloquently clarifies what seems like differences in the genres explaining “soul music and country might seem like different genres, but strip the arrangements away, and you find the same kind of songs and situations, dealing with matters of the heart.” His new video for the song “Numb” deals directly with the heart as he explains the song was inspired by a dark period in his life where his unhappiness in his career spilled over into his friendships and relationships. The quiet dejection seeping through his voice underscores Jury’s ability to be vulnerable in both his songwriting and singing. “Numb” is indebted to the old-school sounds of 1960s country and soul and the video picks up on this vintage theme with every detail harking back to the music videos of that era. From the choice of clothes, to the microphones, and even the hair (check out the guitarist’s mushroom cut!) leads way to a visual that screams ‘brought to you by Technicolor.’ Jury’s sincerity keeps the video from veering too far into the camp territory – you can really believe this video was found in a time capsule.
“Numb” is the lead single for Jury’s self-titled debut slated for release on June 3rd. This new album follows his two critically acclaimed 2014 EPs, Something in the Air and All I Want and he is about to embark on a European tour starting on May 14th with one US show on March 10 in LA. If you like what you see and hear here check out his upcoming debut and a schedule for his upcoming tour:
March 10 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
May 14 Copenhagen, DK Ideal Bar
May 15 Berlin, DE Privatclub
May 17 Zürich, CH Eldorado
May 18 Vienna, AT B72
May 20 Paris, FR La Gaîté Lyrique
May 21 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
May 23 Cologne, DE Blue Shell
May 25 Bristol, UK Louisiana
May 26 London, UK 100 Club
May 27 Nottingham, UK Bodega
May 29 Manchester, UK Gullivers
May 30 Glasgow, UK Hog & Pint