Jaymes McFarland, better known by his stage name Jaymes Young, is an American singer and songwriter whose debut album, Dark Star EP, was released September 9, 2013. In 2013 he was signed to a recording contract with Atlantic Records and toured with the indie rock group London Grammar. He released his second EP Habits of My Heart on September 28, 2014 on Atlantic Records and opened for Vance Joy on the latter's "Dream Your Life Away" tour. He was featured alongside Birdy in David Guetta's "I'll Keep Loving You" on Guetta's 2014 album Listen.
McFarland grew up in Seattle, Washington, and attributes his varied interest in music to his music-loving parents and siblings (2 older brothers and 1 younger sister). His musical influences include Coldplay, Radiohead, Maroon 5, Iron & Wine and Death Cab for Cutie. McFarland began playing the guitar and writing lyrics at age 14. Music became a creative outlet for his ideas and inspiration. Young is managed by Jeff Levin.
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