Gum’s “Don’t Let it Go Out” is out now and you should probably know about it. There’s a lot of hyperbole in the press release below but “Don’t Let It Go Out” is
Today, sonic mastermind, GUM aka Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Pond) announces the release of his fifth studio album Out In The World– available June 12 via Spinning Top Records. To mark the occasion, he has unveiled a new album track “Don’t Let It Go Out.” Watson previously released the title track from the record and both songs are available as instant grats when fans pre-order the album here. Watson notes of the 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.”
With a melancholic hue, but an ultimately optimistic outlook, “Don’t Let It Go Out” opens with a glistening arpeggio riff that showcases his eclectic tastes. “I find it hard to describe stylistically,” says Watson of the track. “My music for years was an obvious sum of its influences but it’s getting harder and harder to pick,” he adds. “‘Don’t Let It Go Out’ is about our modern desire to capture or record and keep every moment. The ease, not only to do all this, but then to lose it forever down the track inspires and disturbs me.”
Out In The World follows up GUM’s 2018 release, The Underdog, which Pitchfork called “a dark-night-of-the-soul reckoning embedded in a hazy fog of Floydian psych and quiet-storm R&B.” GUM has released four LP’s in addition to The Underdog,including his 2014 debut Delorean Highway, 2015’s Glamorous Damage, 2016’sFlash In The Pan. He has performed as a special guest for Mac DeMarco, Mini Mansions and Angel Olsen in addition to sold-out shows in Australia, and packed rooms in Europe, UK and the USA.