Feature: JHM – Santorini
Push Records are proud to share Santorini, the latest release from Melbourne based singer, songwriter and producer Jhm.
Packed with tropical beats, lush synths, and bright rays of sunshine, Santorini captures that infatuating feeling of romance and freedom one has while in love – the ability to be taken anywhere they want to be with the person who they want to be with the most.
Jhm teams up with Beatrice Lewis (Haiku Hands) to produce ‘Santorini’, with engineering and mastering by Anthony Carr (Benjamin Trillado, Madi Leeds). With Jhm’s opulent layering of vocals and harmonies paired with MSO (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) strings and balanced with rich and colourful horns, this release signifies Jhm’s direction of creating Pop and R&B that’s infused with jazz.
Jhm says “Santorini is for love and the way it can put a glow around any situation if you choose to let it – to me this song is for my parents and the anniversary they shared in the middle of a pandemic. It was written in my bedroom and demoed in the space that is now my dad’s makeshift office. I hope it feels like laughing and being warm and drinking juice.”
This is Jhm’s first single of 2021, following the release of Good Grades in 2020 which situated Jim’s sonic direction of jazz-infused Pop and R&B performance. Jhm secured support from MTV, Ditto and Mushroom after winning 2020’s Fed Live competition, an initiative created by Federation Square to support Victorian performers as part of Melbourne Music Week.
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Jhm became one with classical music through her upbringing, learning operatic techniques to later situate them in Jazz. Jhm kept merging her past experience in classical background with her future inspirations of Solange, FKA Twigs and Rina Sawayama, in order to flourish her sound and make her presence known.