DEEP THINKER and arch psych-folkster around town Jeremy Tuplin is releasing a new EP, entitled Happiness, this Bandcamp Friday, December 11th, which is sure to be a quartet of insouciant melodicism for the discerning gentleman; a few short hours ahead of which he’s dropped the lead single, “Night And Day”, and accompanying video – watch below.
It’s a classically JT slice of languid lyricism delivered with all the easy grace of Kevin Ayers, as illustrated by couplets such as “Been trying meditation / it’s so damn boring”.
It’s the first new material to emerge since his excellent last album, Violet Waves, of which we said “full of whimsy and electric guitar and lyrical wonder at the absurdity of it all” (you can read our full review here; we also conducted an interesting interview with him here, while we’re there – if you see what we mean).
Jeremy says of “Night And Day”: “This song is sort of a tribute to the mundane, the humdrum of everyday life, particularly relatable to lockdown life; though I actually wrote it sometime last year.
“It’s got plenty of cultural references thrown in. from BoJack Horseman to Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace to Chewits,” he adds.
The accompanying video features footage of Jeremy and his band, The Ultimate Power Assembly, touring across Europe last year.
Jeremy Tuplin’s Happiness EP will be available as a digital download and CD this Friday over at Bandcamp, wherein his staff will also be happy to accommodate requests for Violet Waves and more.