When Danny McCook started creating music for his Saint Mesa project, he wasn’t doing so well. “When I was writing these [songs], I was in a really dark place,” he writes. “There came a point in time where I was on the hospital bed for the fifth time and just sort of gave up and accepted whatever my fate would be.” He used these times, however, to draw out the vision for his debut Jungle EP.
“Imagination” is an undeniable EP highlight, showcasing the multi-instrumentalist’s pop chops and experimental vision. It also carries a positive message. McCook says of the release, “my goal in all this is to create a world people can escape to and find moments in, whether peace in turmoil, hope in dark times, or inspiration during creative blocks.”
Give “Imagination” a listen — along with earlier track “Jungle” — below and make sure to grab Saint Mesa’s Jungle EP, out now via Interscope.