Jody and the Jerms – “Started Something”


Jangly guitars and spirited piano concoct a spirited, melodic charm throughout “Started Something,” a track from Oxford(UK)-based band Jody and the Jerms. A debonair vocal composure joins the initial rush of guitars and percussion, escalating upon the “never felt this way,” rise — exuding an alluring ’80s jangle-pop nostalgia. The soaring “world’s stop turning,” chorus enamors in uplifting the mood, even as the verses’ intrigue re-emerges with seamless precision thereafter.

A tender guitar lead and shining organs appear at the two-minute turn, settling into a beautiful bridge with twangy guitars. The “world’s stop turning,” chorus reprises into a memorable finale, capping off this melodic and enthusiastic production. The track comes via the upcoming album Wonder, releasing on April 21st via their own JATJ Records imprint. Wonder represents their third album, and was produced, mixed, and mastered by RIDE frontman Mark Gardener at his OX4 Sound Studio in Oxfordshire.

Jody elaborates on the track:

“‘Started Something’ is about a chance meeting of two people which is so exciting and special that it just knocks them off their feet. Everything between them just clicks and fizzes with passion and verve. There are many reasons why they shouldn’t start something in this dreary world , with all their day in day out humdrum responsibilities, so they imagine that the world has stopped turning for everyone else, whilst they can have their time together.”

Photo Credit: Howard White (ZDP Photography)

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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