Over a wash of slightly twangy guitars and deep, buzzing bass lines, Jackson Phillips lays down a melancholy narration that gives shape to “Stuck,” the latest single from Day Wave’s upcoming Hard To Read EP. Mixing some classic indie rock and shoegaze motifs, the California-based solo artist creates a sound that solidifies these themes by creating a distinct sense of distance and nostalgia. Still, Phillips manages to keep the track from becoming overly weighty through upbeat drums and ethereal harmonies that add a silver lining to the otherwise cloudy tune. Listen below.
Hard To Read is out 3/4 via Grand Jury.