Following on from the brill ‘On & On‘ earlier in the year, Norwegian singer and songwriter JIM is back this weekend with a brand new single. Written by the man himself, along with Daniele Autore and Mugisho Nhonzi, it’s ‘Under Attack’. And as is the JIM trademark by now, it’s an almighty chorus’d pop belter that reveals itself to be a keeper within the first minute. And that’s totally intentional too, according to JIM – “It started with the chorus. I always try to write anthemic, larger-than-life choruses. It’s a pretty intense way of working, but it’s a part of my identity as a songwriter. I wasn’t looking to tell a specific story but I wanted the song to be dark and epic. I keep seeing pictures of outer space in my mind, whenever I’m listening to the song, or playing it with my band. Musically, I think it’s both sentimental and uplifting, combining all the elements I think is needed in a big pop tune… 80s synths, punk rock guitars and gang vocals.”
You can find ‘Under Attack’ on our Best New Pop playlist.