Image via Jaymes Young on Soundcloud

Image via Jaymes Young on Soundcloud

To hold listeners at bay while he records his debut full-length album, Jaymes Young has put his darkly pop-y touch on producer Phaeleh’s pretty, skittering “Distraction.” Slowing down the proceedings, Young keeps the elements of the original beat, while adding layers of ominous atmosphere and weaving a compelling tale of love lost and longed-for. It’s a fitting continuation of the sound Young explored on hisĀ Dark StarĀ mixtape, holding the line steady while he hopefully cooks up something that shows pushes out the ambition lurking in his sound to its limits.