Premiere: Jack Cheshire – Miradors

Taken from his forthcoming album ‘Fractal Future Plays’ out 27/11/2020 via Loose Tongue Records, Miradors is the new single from Jack Cheshire, out on 21st August, and we’re absolutely delighted to premiere it here today on Backseat Mafia.

The title of the song comes from Malcolm Lowrys 1947 novel ‘Under the Volcano’, when the books protagonist Geoffrey Firmin escapes his wife and brother by sneaking up into the Mirador (tower, or turret I suppose) at his former colleagues house to drink more mezcal.

Of the song, Jack exclusively told us ‘Miradors is a surrealist narrative of sorts, a window into my bewildered mind and an abstract exploration of the british psyche. It is unlike any track I’ve made before, and for that reason, I am equal parts thrilled and terrified at putting it out there into the world.’

Driven by this slightly wonky drum line and hypnotic bassline at its outset, Jack delivers this spoken poetry, that creates images as vivid as the bubbling electronics and sparingly scattered drums do. As it begins to flower, so a myriad of synths and guitars begin to weave in and out and the basslines prods and pushes. It’s all about the dexterous wordplay that Cheshire creates though.

It’s a stunning aural and storytelling adventure.

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