We all love Tame Impala; their psychedelic-leaning tunes always seem to enchant and have been known to put huge smiles on most people's faces. And while the foursome that makes up Tame Impala is undoubtedly talented together, their work separately as solo artists are equally enticing.
Take GUM, for instance. GUM is the moniker of Tame Impala/Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, and while it is firmly in the psych wheelhouse of both his mainstay acts, there’s a trippy rhythmic undercurrent that sets it apart. Watson recently shared new music in the form of a double single release featuring "The Underdog" and "S.I.A," which both appear on the forthcoming record The Underdog, out April 6th via Spinning Top Records. Now he's shared another track and accompanying video from the forthcoming album, called, "The Blue Marble." Crafting scenery and characters out of play-dough, the result sees the viewer transported to numerous claymation cosmic dimensions.
Watson's ability to traverse multiple genres is evident in his latest sonic offerings. Mixed and recorded himself, GUM describes his fourth LP as "The soundtrack to a day in the life of GUM. Starting before going out at night, full of spirit and euphoria and feeling like it's me against the world, before crashing and waking up riddled with anxiety and panic, only to build myself up to do it all again."
Watch the new video below.