words by tom johnson
As an unwritten rule, we’ve always tried our best to steer away from the pull of the hype machine, choosing to stick to only music that moves us, regardless of its industry standing. Buzz can be something else too, however, a reverberation felt from something that feels both genuinely exciting, on the cusp of breaking through to whole new levels.
Melbourne’s jade imagine has been gently stirring the waters over the past few months, and makes a supreme splash today with the release of brand new track “Remote Control”, which also comes tethered to the news that their debut album will be released on August 2nd via Marathon Artists and Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Records.
‘Basic Love’ is a ten-track record, and the new track – which is streaming here today alongside a new video co-produced by Jade McInally and Lilli Waters – is an immediate appetite whetter, offering four-and-a-half minutes of tender alt-pop that drifts between McInally’s simmering vocals and a nuanced backdrop of hazy guitars and gentle synth lines which gently tug at emotions; mirroring the laborious, sprawling days of summer heat.
“Remote Control is a song about the conflict between reality and escape,” McInally says, ” and the two worlds we live in; dreaming and denial in a world of practicalities and productivity.”
Smart, meandering, and beautifully evocative, it makes for an enticing introduction to what promises to be one of the summer’s most immersive long-players – and you can check it out below right now.