JC Stewart returns with his new single ‘Hey Babe, I’m A Mess, I’m Sorry’.. Listen here and watch the official music video premiere on YouTube at 7pm BST

Following a period of introspection and personal growth, JC Stewart begins a different creative chapter, unveiling his first new music for 2024 with an emotionally sincere piano ballad. Recorded in JC’s makeshift studio in the Northern Irish town of Portrush, JC teamed with producers Mark Schick and Todd Clark, known for their work with Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, and Elton John.

With ‘Hey Babe, I’m A Mess, I’m Sorry’ JC Stewart delves into dark themes of emotional numbness and turmoil making this his most honest and vulnerable offering yet. Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, JC says: “Hey Babe, I’m A Mess, I’m Sorry” is a song I wrote when I was at my lowest ebb two years ago. It’s about a numbness that came over me when it felt like my world was falling apart. It wasn’t written for anything other than the sake of writing, but it’s ended up being the blueprint for how I’ve worked on this new music for the past couple of years. I’m super excited to have it out in the world, and although it’s pretty different from what I’ve released previously, I hope people hear it as a song from an artist now free to do what I was meant to do in the first place.”

The video directed by Jackson Ducasse and produced by Judith Kinsella, showcases a series of chaotic flashbacks of a ritualistic precession that marks the death of the previous era and the birth of the new one. Captured with gloriously grainy black and white imagery, ‘Hey Babe, I’m A Mess, I’m Sorry’ is drenched in atmosphere and rich in texture with a brooding emotional quality that penetrates every scene within the edit.

Commenting on the music video, director Jackson Ducasse comments, “This is a surreal and symbolic exploration of the psychological breakdown and subsequent cycle of redemption that JC experienced in regaining control of his creative output and his life at large. The video literally blows apart the previous expectations of JC’s aesthetic and brings us up to date with the new world on his terms.”

JC Stewart has also announced the I’m A Mess Tour – seven headline performances across Europe and the UK where he will be debuting brand new songs. Tickets are on sale from Friday 24th May here.

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