LargeUp Premiere: Watch Jimmy October’s Video For “Remember the Days”

Words by Gab Soul

Earlier this week, we got to know Trinidadโ€™s young virtuoso Jimmy October and the fresh sound he calls โ€œNew Calypso.โ€ After introducing us to his self-coined genre on his EP, Vacation, Jimmy is back to take us on a nostalgic trip into a distant memory with his newest single, โ€œRemember the Days.โ€

When I first met Jimmy, his music was nothing Iโ€™d ever heard before. I immediately thought: This is the future of Trinidadโ€™s music weโ€™ve been waiting for. He infuses an authentic nod to his roots and calypso instrumentation, with influences from modern R&B and Afropop. Similar to the storytelling calypsonians that came before him, Jimmy uses his โ€œRemember the Daysโ€ lyrics and visuals to tell a coming-of-age story about better days, and the memories of a love affair during a more carefree time in his life. The video also gives us a look outside of the typical Carnival music scene, and highlights how the younger generation of Trinidad gets down.

Stream โ€œRemember the Days,โ€ out now via Protojeโ€™s In.Digg.Nation Collective label and LA-based Delicious Vinyl Island, and check out the video โ€” directed by Akim Richards and Nevaun Fabien โ€” exclusively premiering here.

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