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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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Jay Watson Gum “Out In The World” the fifth album from the project helmed by Tame Impala and Pond multiinstrumentalist Jay Watson, Gum.

The title track and first single off the album, Out In The World received critical acclaim from Clash Magazine [“explores his continuing creativity, a psych-pop wonder built around that baroque-tinged acoustic guitar line”], Life Without Andy [“…pairs euphoric funk with Watson’s spacey vocals”], VENTS Magazine [“glimmers with rich textures”], DIY Mag [“soaring”], and NME.

Official video for new single Out In The World by GUM.

Jay Watson has shared a music video for ‘Gemini’, the first single taken from his new album as GUM.

Watson, who is also a touring band member of Tame Impala, released ‘Flash in the Pan’ last month, this  was his third solo project. The lo-fi video for album track ‘Gemini’ is filled with astrological signs and was inspired by 80s fantasy films, according to director Sam Kristofski.

“The clip was roughly styled around old children’s fantasy shows, like The Neverending Story,” explains Kristofski. “I love the idea of people blaming their behavior on their star sign too, so I think that was the whole section around someone crying, and in deep thought then cutting to the symbol. Also Jay fighting his star sign was based around that whole Gemini double personality thing, in combat with your other half, I just did the ’80s Karate Kid thing as it mixed in with the theme and tone of the clip.”

“We shot the whole thing in L.A. on left over 35mm and 16mm film stock from “CSI: Las Vegas,” which was a risk as the film was so old,” he added.

Official music video for “Gemini” by Gum from the new album Flash In The Pan, out now!

Tame Impala’s Jay Watson has announced a new Gum album. To be titled “Flash In The Pan” due out November 11th via Spinning Top Records , and is the follow-up to Watson’s 2015 sophomore LP Glamorous Damage. The band have also shared the first single, “Gemini.” Listen to that below, and also check out the album’s teaser trailer, which features Sergio Flores (better known as the infamous Sexy Sax man ).


First single taken from Gum’s third record ‘Flash In The Pan’


After a year spent perfecting his cave painting skills in the sewers of New York, Lord Fascinator has dropped his latest self-directed visual masterpiece to the loungy psychedelic tune of ‘Showin’ Off’.
Airing first on NYC-centric music blog Brooklynvegan who said the video’s ‘Lush strings, flutes, majorly groovy bass and chill vibe, it’s a great preview of things to come. We’ve got the premiere of its food-centric video, directed by Johnny Mackay. Not since the cover art to Whipped Cream and Other Delights has frosting and sushi and spaghetti been used with music so provocatively’. The video was also Rage Indie Clip of the Week here in Australia on release.

To celebrate Fascinator joining the Spinning Top Recordsfamily,The original single version of ‘Showin’ Off’ the track will be available on iTunes from December 15th.