IT WAS only a month back that we covered the third single drop from rather obscenely talented upcoming Glasgow tunesmith Jeshua, “IDK”; and it was another fine entry in his fledgling catalogue. I mean, he’s been releasing tunes for such a short length of time. And they’re all effortlessly cracking.
When “IDK” first came out, unadorned, as it were, we said: “It’s a little bit darker, a little more ethereal maybe; I think it’s got the Jeshua stamp of confidence and quality, not something you can often attribute to someone who’s been releasing singles for … well, it’s only weeks, really.
“Lyrically, “IDK” offers a sweet and ghostly don’t-know refection on adulthood and careerism; the disillusionment that comes with growing up.
“It seems to inhabit that space where Field Mice, in a more longform and wholly pop blur, share a stage in your head with Kurt Ralske’s Ultra Vivid Scene, the massively underrated New York band who released greats like “The Mercy Seat” at the turn of the Nineties. I’d even go so far as to say with this quality of material, any forthcoming long player with have the adorability of a missing fourth album from them. Quality.”
And Jeshua’s decided to double or bust by offering up that excellent tune at the altar of Dundee remixer mnlghtr, the multi-instrumentalist who can be found in an analogue sense drumming for Stonethrower and Little Anchors; he jaunts off for an intelligent breaks retake, full of synth wash and dazzle, pizzicato strings and fun – dragging the songwriter by the arm for a spin in the bright lights and making it all delightfully Hot Chip. Class act.
Jeshua says: “I really love this reimagining of my song! It’s a total fun-ride with a lot of twists and turns.”
Jeshua’s “IDK (mnlghtr Mix)’” is out now via all digital service providers.