VANCOUVER’S I M U R RELEASE NEW ALBUM MY MOLECULES TODAY
"From club groovers to Hollywood North productions, this crew is making a name for itself"
- Vancouver Province
"I M U R’s new album, My Molecules, is their most intimate yet" - RANGE
"The Vancouver-based outfit composed of vocalist Jenny Lea, multi-instrumentalists Mikey J Blige,
and Amine Bouzaher, have been growing their fanbase through hard work,
honest songwriting, and straight-up bangers."
- Dusty Organ
"The pandemic hiatus has evidently invigorated the alt-R&B trio comprising Jenny Lea (vocals), Mikey J. Blige (guitar/production) and Amine Bouzaher (various instruments, production), whose fusion of electronic, hip-hop and progressive pop coalesces around surprisingly dark subjects and bears a refreshing complexity not often heard in club-oriented music."
- CBC Music - Summer 2021 guide: 21 albums you need to hear
I M U R (I Am, You Are) honour their name through sound. Embedded with raw, honest lyrics and emotive, layered elements, My Molecules was inspired by lead vocalist, singer/songwriter Jenny Lea’s personal journey in the aftermath of a near-death experience at the start of her music career. Diving into challenges of the past, each song examines these moments through the evolution of relationships and substance use, juxtaposed with brazen sexuality, introspective dependence and retrospective healing. It showcases I M U R embracing darker sides of pop, blending smooth R&B vibes over bass-heavy production, while exploring themes of infatuation, lust and codependence.
With experience playing shows worldwide, the pandemic may have halted I M U R’s touring plans, but the extra time enabled them to craft their best work to date. Working out of their own studio in North Vancouver, the trio spent the better part of 2020 completing My Molecules. The album was Executive Produced by Brodie Metcalfe, mixed by JUNO-nominated engineer, Jamie Kuse, and mastered by Brock McFarlane of CPS Mastering.
In March, I M U R took audiences on an impassioned first date to sample the album with first single, Case of You, a snapshot of flirtation, infatuation, and living in the moment. It was released with a cinematic video directed by Sebastian Hill-Esbrand and produced by Wallop Film – watch it here. Sad Girls Club shares a raw chapter, as the song highlights the trickery our subconscious mind plays on us when we’re feeling low. Listen to Sad Girls Club and watch the video directed by Sterling Larose here. The album's third single Birdseye, examines getting caught up in the head-down hustle, and is a self-reminder of the greater picture, marking a pivotal moment within the album's sonic journey.
About I M U R
Forming in 2015 and comprised of singer/songwriter Jenny Lea, producer/guitarist Mikey J Blige, and producer/multi-instrumentalist Amine Bouzaher, I M U R’s sound is a cinematic blend of smooth and sultry, tussled together with texture and bounce. Their lyrics tell a story of self-reflection, strength in vulnerability, and the courage to tackle taboo subjects like addiction, recovery and sexuality.
They released their debut EP, Slow Dive, in 2015. Their following EP, Little Death, included standout tracks, FFL, Little Death, and Breathless (notably featured in Wynonna Earp Season 2 [Syfy] and Good Trouble Season 1 [Freeform]). In 2018, they released their third project, Thirty33. Stand out tracks, Miss You Hate You, Should Be and Afterglow received high streaming numbers, and were featured in numerous TV shows, including Netflix’s Snowpiercer, Pretty Little Things, Wu Assassins and Workin’ Moms. I M U R topped off 2018 with a tour in India and spent 2019 largely touring within Canada and the US, playing a mix of festival and hard ticket shows, including Shambhala, Bass Coast, Capitol Hill Block Party, Winnipeg Jazz Fest, and shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
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