By Vee D
Since first emerging as part of Crazy P in the late 1990s, James Baron has put out a lot of great music. However, he’s never released anything quite like the Falling That You Know EP, his first solo outing as JIM on NuNorthern Soul.
The Falling That You Know EP sees Baron exploring an explicitly stripped-back, sensatory and soft-focus sound. It features a quartet of hazy home recordings created using little more than an acoustic guitar, piano, keyboard and some toy instruments belonging to his children.
The music stretched across the EP is warming, wide-eyed and picturesque, with Baron showcasing his rarely heard singing voice as well as a finger-picking guitar style that he’s spent the best part of 18 months perfecting.