Toss your genre playbook out the window because Highschool Jacob ’s new song “Leave You First” covers a metric ton of musical ground. It’s a sad and mopey lovelorn ditty that’s strangely catchy and upbeat. Layers of electronic beats, synths and guitars all mesh with a bunch of other cool instrumentation resulting in a strange blend of hazy, pop awesomeness. I don’t know how the horn section works in a song like this, but it does. Unexpected, but rad nonetheless.
Listen to “Leave You First” below: