Jealous is a heart-breaking ballad, sung with devastating affect by Labrinth, that is addressed to the parent who left his family when the man born Timothy McKenzie was only four. “A lot of people have been through that experience. It’s kind of written from the perspective of how my family felt at the time, but I wanted to write it so anyone could dig into the song and relate to it to their own situation,” explains Labrinth.
The song has struck a chord with many on the first listen. Q magazine said Jealous is “a stark weepy that could be the most emotively soulful ballad since Adele’s Someone Like You.”
Jealous and Let It Be are taken from Labrinth’s upcoming album, ‘Take Me To The Truth.’ The album has already been described as a ‘21st century sci-fi soul classic.’ He recently performed the lead single and a new song called Missbehavin’ on Later With Jools Holland. The two song set wowed the crowd and saw the super-talented musician open and close the BBC2 show.