One week before its official release, ‘Nocturne’ is streaming in full via Complex Magazine (US) and Dazed Digital (UK). This is the 11-song follow up to critically acclaimed debut ‘Gemini’.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a secret to anyone that I care about pop music, but it’s definitely more my sense of what pop music used to be or even what pop music would be in my ideal world.”
The new album ‘Nocturne’, is a window into Tatum’s “ideal world” of pop music. Written largely while living in Savannah, GA during 2011, the songs that became ‘Nocturne’ speak to a new Wild Nothing where the lines between Jack’s influences and personality have been further blurred. The album features some open references to past music just as ‘Gemini’ did, but it’s also an album that feels much less rooted in anything in particular and, well, more adult.
‘Gemini’ was written before there were Wild Nothing fans or even a live band; ‘Nocturne’ is different. With an unexpected fan base to turn to, Jack spent more time perfecting his craft. The obsessiveness of ‘Nocturne’ is inherent in it’s gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths, wandering voice, and songs that speak of his post-Gemini experiences as he explores new paradoxes of pop.
And yet Nocturne’ isn’t obvious, it is a strange and distinctive musical beast, the product of an obsessive pop vision that creates its own reality.
LTD LP / http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/store/ct-162-wild-nothing-nocturne-limited-edition-lpcdmp3/
LP – CD / http://capturedtracks.com/catalog/store/ct-162-wild-nothing-nocturne-lpcdmp3/