GUM – ” Out In The World “

Posted: June 13, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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An eternal student of sound and song, Jay Watson’s study reaches new levels of distinction on Out In The World, his fifth GUM solo album in almost as many years. “Airwalkin’ is the second single off Out In the World.

“This song is trying to capture the feeling of walking around my rural town with my Discman as a teenager, completely self-conscious about the way I look but completely feeling myself at the same time,” Watson said. Watson also said in April his new solo album had “very coincidental timing with what’s going on now”, though warned against reading into the specifics. “A lot of music for me is just a train of thought that makes sense later. I like using music to just dump emotions.”

“My songs are never about an overly specific theme: at most it will be about trying to evoke a feeling,” he said.

‘Airwalkin” is the third single taken from ‘Out In The World’, following the release of the title track and ‘Don’t Let It Go Out’.

Today GUM, aka Jay Watson (of Tame Impala and Pond fame), releases his fifth studio album Out In The World on Spinning Top Records. It follows his 2018 album The Underdog. Watson said of the new release, “This album is my attempt at making a record that combines my fascination of how other people live their lives, with my own internal desire to analyse mine and improve it. ‘Out In The World’ was a phrase that conjured a lot of grandeur and ego, yet somehow felt really small and wholesome at the same time.”

Check out the video for Airwalkin. It’s a technicolour spectacle created using claymation by director Alex McLaren.

The Orchard Music, UMG (on behalf of Spinning Top Records) Don’t Let It Go Out is a new song from GUM from his new album Out In The World – Out 12th June.

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