Acclaimed UK-based songwriter, producer and musician Jamie Sellers returns to the soundsphere as his Kardboard Kid moniker with third single “I’m A Mess” – a captivating and tuneful soundtrack primed for a thought-provoking listen.
Layered with effective piano keys and catchy percussive samples, Kardboard Kid produces an enthralling track immaculately produced with his trademark vocals declaring, “you better help me out, I’m a mess right now” – offering a lighthearted yet poignant reminder of today’s happenings. Demonstrating a unique production process, the talented songwriter continues to tap into his extensive musical knowledge – delivering another infectious blend of synth-work and percussion as a solo artist.
Speaking on the single, he said: “”I’m A Mess” is a song about feeling stressed, anxious and generally messy. Written at the height of the pandemic, it was intended as an audio illustration of the way many of us were feeling at the time, but packaged in a way that still maintains the upbeat and fun feel of Kardboard Kid’s sound. Packed full of energy, with driving piano, a mixture of programmed beats and live rock drums, brass fanfare and chanting gang vocals along with Karboard Kid’s infectious hooks, “I’m A Mess” is a ball of energy designed to lift the spirits of anyone struggling with stress. Overall letting them know it’s going to be okay!”
Recognised as one of the UK’s go-to producers thanks to his work with a number of heavyweights including Ronan Keating, Alesha Dixon, Chelcee Grimes and Liv Dawson – the Essex-born stalwart continues to push the boundaries of modern music and certainly gives us super catchy summer jam.