Next week, we’ll get to hear Indigo, the new album from the Virginia-born and LA-based indie-pop traveler Jack Tatum’s project Wild Nothing. On the new LP, Tatum has shed whatever remains of his lo-fi past, leaning instead into a grand and arena-sized sense of ’80s dreaminess. We’ve already posted the early tracks “Letting Go,” “Partners In Motion,” and “Shallow Water.” And today, Tatum has come through with a fourth song, the evocatively titled “Canyons On Fire.”
The new track is warm and expansive, with a whole lot of reverb and a very slick production sheen. Tatum recorded the album with producer Jorge Elbrecht, who brought a whole lot of humid, synthy sounds and performance-art stunts to the last decade of indie rock and who has more recently worked with people like Ariel Pink and Gang Gang Dance.
In a way, then, “Canyons On Fire” sounds like two aesthetics coming together — Tatum’s melodic warmth and Elbrecht’s chilly precision. I’d love to know who to credit with that prettily spiky guitar solo. Check out the song below.
Indigo is out 8/31 on Captured Tracks.