I had never heard of Cosmo Jarvis, when I was sent a link to the acoustic version of his song “Love This”. First, I watched the video for the song, and then I checked out the acoustic version, which you can see here:
I have to admit I don’t hate it, especially the official video. Cosmo has a decent voice. I love the variety of instruments you can hear used in the song. Jarvis has a unique sound, with great tonal quality, and the song is actually something that caught my interest. From the pulsing baseline to the semi-rock appeal of the acoustic cover, he’s a new artist I plan to follow up on listening to, and this video has definitely piqued my interest in his new LP, “Think Matters”, which is due out on July 17, 2012.
Cinematically, the quality of the music video is great. It has that music video look to it, with the muted colors, while the center of the screen, Jarvis walking down a street in a devil suit as the camera guides him, is accentuated with bright red. Jarvis is a mere 22, and is being named one of the upcoming artists to listen to. Of course, I had never heard of him prior to being sent information on him. However, Jarvis is no newbie to music. Think Bigger happens to be his THIRD album to be released.The album will be released via 25th Frame/ The End Records. The young singer has also just completed work on his first full-length feature film, Naughty Room.
Jarvis is more than just a singer. He also has a YouTUbe channel full of comedy skits, with over 3 million views on it. He is responsible for the single “Gay Pirates”, which has earned him over a million hits and the admiration of actor, Stephen Fry. The thing about Jarvis I have quickly realized is that the guy transcends genres and art forms, which has attracted the attention he has garnered, and helped him to develop a fan base.
Here’s what our press release had to say about Jarvis:
“A down-to-earth maverick talent, Cosmo Jarvis was born in New Jersey to an Armenian-American artist mother and an English sea captain father. The family moved to the UK when he was very small and Cosmo spent his formative years with his mother in Totnes, Devon after his parents split in initially acrimonious circumstances. His teens were spent sparring with her and getting up to all manner of small town trouble. He also developed a sideline in writing songs and making films. By the time he was in his late teens local appreciation had bloomed into a MySpace and Youtube following. Now a one man word-of-mouth industry who might just be about to receive the recognition he deserves, Cosmo’s work is unique, forthright, human and involving. He’s an artist, in other words, who’s proving truly exciting to follow.”
That being said, check out the video of “Love This” and let us know what you think about Cosmo Jarvis in our comment section.
We’ll be waiting for the release of Think Bigger and expect to hear much more from this young, talented singer/songwriter, in the near future.