Jimmy Napes is British music's best kept secret. He has co-written some of the biggest-selling songs of the last 12 months, in partnership with Disclosure, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Naughty Boy, Mary J Blige and others. For this he was recently honoured with a 2015 Grammy nomination in the Song Of The Year category for Sam Smith’s worldwide smash ‘Stay With Me’, which he co-wrote.
His debut solo track ‘Give It Up’ sees him stepping from behind the piano of his discreet Kentish Town studio and into centre stage. Produced byHoward Lawrence, aka one half of defining dance duo and close collaborators Disclosure, for whom Napes co-penned enduring dancefloor anthem ‘Latch’, ‘Give It Up’ sees Jimmy's layered falsetto tell the story of an old friend who lost his way by way of a deliciously infectious mid-tempo
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.