Wild Nothing, the project of Los Angeles-based Jack Tatum, will release his fourth album, Indigo, on August 31st via Captured Tracks / Remote Control Records. After presenting the chiming guitar and sweeping synths of lead single, 'Letting Go', and the ’80s-heavy single 'Partners In Motion' featuring saxophonist Taylor Plenn, Wild Nothing will be releasing the third single from Indigo, 'Shallow Water'.
“‘Shallow Water’ is a song for and about my wife,” says Tatum. “It can be hard to write songs about being in love that don’t come across as trite but it’s equally as hard to care about being trite when you are in love. To put it simply, it’s a song about finally arriving in the place you were meant to.”
Recorded at LA’s Sunset Sound and produced by Tatum and Jorge Elbrecht, Indigo is its own cyborg world, utilising the artful mechanisms of human touch with the precision of technology to create the classic, pristine sound Tatum has been seeking his entire career. After a decade of making music as Wild Nothing, Indigo finds Tatum at his most efficient, calculated, and confident. It’s both a return to the fresh, transcendent sweep of his debut, 2010’s Gemini, and a culmination of heights reached, paths travelled, and lessons learned while creating the follow-ups, Nocturne and Life of Pause.
To make Indigo, Tatum confronted the Man vs. Machine dichotomy by seizing on the surrounding synergy. In his studio, he would write pieces of songs with whatever instruments and programs held his interest on any given day. He built a series of highly detailed demos, intending to record the final package swiftly with a live band in a studio and in a clear, bright, 1980’s-inspired fidelity. “I wanted it to sound like a classic studio record, as close as I could get it there. It just boils down to me wanting to fit into some larger narrative, musically, in terms of these artists I love,” says Tatum. “I think about how my music will age. Ideas of ‘timeless’ are going to be different—so if Indigo is not timeless then it’s at least ‘out of time.’”
Indigo will be out Friday August 31st via Captured Tracs / Remote Control. You can pre-order here: wildnothing.lnk.to/ShallowWater
Or check out single 'Shallow Water' below: