Premiere: Portland, Oregon duo Phosphene put together an intricate and dreamy single ‘Jigsaw’ ahead of album release.

Feature Photograph: Jeffrey Placencia

We are very honoured to premiere the new single ‘Jigsaw’ from Portland, Oregon duo Phosphene. It is a dreamy floating jewel of a song that seems to hang suspended in the ether and drift languidly though your consciousness. The single is taken from Phosphene’s upcoming full-length album ‘Transmute’, which will be out on 15 September.

Rachel Frankel from the duo says of the track:

‘Jigsaw’ was a tune we wrote during the initial lockdown back in April 2020. Matt began writing the song on acoustic guitar while I iterated early drafts of vocal melodies. During this process, I came up with the hook, ‘I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense now / I’m still missing that jigsaw.’

As usual, Matt penned the lyrics to this song, drawing from stories of loss and distance exacerbated by COVID-19. The perspective is from someone journaling alone, thinking of a loved one’s safety.

We tapped our friend, Ryan Huff, who is an amazing composer and sound designer, for a digital string arrangement to accompany ‘Jigsaw.’ Through our collaboration, we produced the lush and dramatic sections you hear throughout the tune.

The result is something quite special, delivered through Frankel’s golden vocals on a rich luscious bed of instrumentation:

‘Jigsaw’ is out on 10 August and available though all the usual download and streaming sites. It comes ahead of Phosphene’s third album ‘Transmute’ due out on 15 September 2023. You can pre-order through the link below:

Feature Photograph: Jeffrey Placencia

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