Wild Nothing’s Gemini was easily one of my favorite albums of 2010 so I was excited to read that on August 27th Jack Tatum will be releasing his follow-up album Nocturne. Recently signed to the UK-label Bella Union, Tatum’s new LP is being billed by them as a “window into Tatum’s ‘ideal world’ of pop music”. He describes it by saying “I don’t think it’s going to be a secret to anyone that I care about pop music, but it’s definitely more my sense of what pop music used to be or even what pop music would be in my ideal world.”
If Gemini was an album written in a bedroom, then Nocturne is a different beast all together. Pieced together as Jack perfected his craft on the road, the album is said to be filled with gentle harmonies, orchestrated synths and Tatum’s unique wandering voice. Certainly if the lead single Shadow is anything to go by then we’re definitely in for a treat. It’s a song which shows that over the last few years his sound has really matured yet none of the original charm from his first release seems to have been lost. I know for a fact that come August 27th I’m bound to be down at my local record store!