After that year, Jim & Alex serendipitously picked up Charlie & Edwin. The intermission would soon be over, making way for something different with a new focus. The four guys - based around Ashford UK - were now a new collective called Mosa Wild and headed in a fresh direction.
At the end of 2016, Mosa Wild released their debut track “Smoke” with a premiere by Gold Flake Paint, who described how it “...positively bristles with potential; not to mention a shed load of heart and soul." Earmilk characterized the track as “rich, ethereal, raw...” and a "fantastic display of artistry and emotion” while Line of Best Fit called out Jim’s “effortlessly powerful vocal” and the song's "fist clenching climax.”
The band name Mosa Wild is derived from Jimʼs Grandfather, who’s name is Mosa, and putting his name next to wild simply felt right. Mosa Wild reflects the band as being both personal and connective, experimental and expansive.