Later this month Wild Nothing, the project of Los Angeles-based Jack Tatum, will release his new album, Indigo. ‘Shallow Water’ is the latest single from Indigo shared today following lead single ‘Letting Go’ and the ’80s-heavy ‘Partners in Motion’ featuring saxophonist Taylor Plenn. Listen below!
“‘Shallow Water’ is a song for and about my wife,” says Tatum. “It can be hard to write songs about being in love that don’t come across as trite but it’s equally as hard to care about being trite when you are in love. To put it simply, it’s a song about finally arriving in the place you were meant to.”
Recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound and produced by Tatum and Jorge Elbrecht, Indigo is its own cyborg world, utilising the artful mechanisms of human touch with the precision of technology to create the classic, pristine sound Tatum has been seeking his entire career.
Indigo finds Tatum at his most efficient, calculated, and confident. It’s both a return to the fresh, transcendent sweep of his debut, 2010’s Gemini, and a culmination of heights reached, paths traveled, and lessons learned while creating the follow-ups, Nocturne and Life of Pause.
To make Indigo, Tatum would write pieces of songs with whatever instruments and programs held his interest on any given day. He built a series of highly detailed demos, intending to record the final package swiftly with a live band in a studio and in a clear, bright, 1980’s-inspired fidelity. Pre-order Indigo here.
Stream / purchase ‘Shallow Water’: https://wildnothing.lnk.to/ShallowWater