Premiere: Paul Jacks Shares New Track “Left In A Haste”

Jan 13, 2023

By Caleb Campbell

Over the years, indie pop singer/songwriter and producer Paul Jacks has developed an eclectic range of sounds, first while fronting indie outfits Asteroid and Smile Ease, and more recently with a trio of solo albums, Defractor, In Other Words, and 2020’s Black Jackal. This year, he’s back with his fourth full-length record, Amphibious, which finds Jacks pairing with producer Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party, Mars Volta). The record also represents a new direction for Jacks’ writing, with him writing and re-working several of the album’s tracks during the recording process.

Today, Jacks is sharing his first taste of the album with his new single, “Left In A Haste,” premiering with Under the Radar.

“Left In A Haste” is a driving and nervy indie pop effort, sporting sharp melodies, new wave-tinged synths, and stream of consciousness lyricism delivered over a propulsive backbeat. Even with the track’s downcast lyricism, its irrepressible energy leaves it feeling both insistent and refreshingly loose as Jacks rides the rhythms with a winking idiosyncratic charm.

Jacks explains of the song, “On ‘Left In A Haste,’ I tried to avoid conventional lyrical structures to create organic space within the song, a kind of free-flowing stream of consciousness in which the chorus and verse are virtually indiscernible.”

Check out the track below. Amphibious is due out everywhere on March 3rd via Tritone Records.

Team Clermont · Paul Jacks “Left In A Haste”

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