A song whose chorus is, ‘It seems like everything runs on repeat’ could be a little too on-the-nose as a covid-era track, but it suits our current times so well that it comes as a relief to learn that it was finished pre-pandemic, not to mention the album it’s the lead single from. Say hello to the Chicago-based Jackson Davis, otherwise known as Safety Town. It’s under that name that he’s putting out his debut album this year; and while you have a few months to wait yet before the full thing is available, we’re premiering the first offering from it today.
‘Bloom’ is a meticulously crafted affair with a keen sense of atmosphere and textural layering, its sparse opening moments gradually unfurling into a blissful melodic soundscape underpinned by a refreshingly immediate synth bassline. Lyrically, it’s a more sombre affair; as Davis explains, “the gist of the lyrics express how after the loss of an individual, we find ways to move forward but there will always be persistent reminders and triggers that creep up and make you reflect on these events.”
Tune in below; Safety Town’s debut album Fake It follows on Friday November 12th via Earth Libraries.