However, behind-the-scenes all was not well. Even as that highly-acclaimed single was being released Jury, who was then just 23, was checking himself into rehab to address an ongoing struggle with alcoholism. New album ‘Modern World’ to be released 31st May by Marathon Artists explores how Jury rebuilt his life while also dealing with many of the issues that affect his entire generation: loneliness, the search for redemption and millennial ennui.
Musically ‘Modern World’ is something of a departure from Jury’s first record. He became intoxicated with jazz musicians, particularly vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Hartman and Chet Baker along with the incredible musicianship of the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Donald Byrd. Those influences filter into ‘Modern World’ alongside more contemporary touchstones such as Phoebe Bridgers and the electronic pop production values of Kanye West.