WIDOWSPEAK – ” The Jacket “

Posted: January 13, 2022 in MUSIC
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Widowspeak’s “The Jacket” was originally conceived as a concept album following the story of a fictional band, yet quickly turned into a self-referential treasure – a wizened meditation on performance and past lives from a band who’ve seen their fair share on the road. 

Sonically, “The Jacket” finds the band at their usual and best: dynamics shift seamlessly between gentle, drifting ballads and twangy jams, built up from layered guitars, dusty percussion and ambling bass lines. Elsewhere: whimsical flutes, choral textures, and basement organs. Thomas’s guitar playing is as lyrical and emotive as it’s ever been, and Hamilton’s voice: comfortable and effortless. Widowspeak expertly pepper in slow-core, dream-pop, pacific northwest indie, and outlaw country, resulting in a 60s-meets-90s aesthetic. This sense of sonic nostalgia adds another layer to lyrics that reflect on old selves, invented and true. “The Jacket” is a wizened meditation on performance and past lives from a band who’ve seen their fair share, hitting their stride now over a decade in.

Along with the announcement, the duo share “Everything Is Simple” – a propulsive, spirited song about shifting perspectives in increasingly complicated situations. 

Official music video for “Everything Is Simple” by Widowspeak, from their album “The Jacket”, out March 11th, 2022.

The year is long, and we have so much incredible music to share with you, but why wait to get stuck in? Every year we aim to start the year stronger than ever and this year we were honored to do that with the return of Widowspeak and a new single from Reptaliens’ forthcoming album. 

Strap in, it’s 2022 and we can’t say anything for sure except that the music will be good.

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