teen daze – “spring”

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jamison isaak has spent the past decade recording music, sometimes under the moniker teen daze, sometimes not. his various releases have in turn been dance-oriented, drone-based, or pop-leaning, but the common thread has been the inherent introspectiveness each album or extended play elicits as a whole.

isaak released material under his own name for the first time just last year, turning in a pair of meditative EPs grounded in piano and pedal steel treatments before returning his attention to teen daze with “hidden worlds” in the waning hours of 2018.

with the release of “spring” late last week, the latest incarnation of isaak’s flagship project has come into sharper focus; a worn-in, descending guitar loop is parked in the foreground as complementary elements develop methodically around it, its vernal bloom a snapshot of the purposefulness long woven through teen daze’s output.

“spring” is out now ahead of bioluminescence, due april 26th via isaak’s own label, FLORA. take a listen below.

listen to a new song from teen daze

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teen daze is prepping his newest full-length, morning world, out august 14th via paper bag records.  as the arrival of the album’s title track last month suggests, the canadian singer-songwriter is dabbling with a more straightforward approach to songwriting, and this sentiment is reflected in his latest single, “along.”  though “along” is more relaxed and contemplative than its predecessor, key pop tenets are still explored and pristinely executed.  subtle vocal layering underscores the prominent lyricism, perhaps teen daze’s most fully-realized effort to date, while soft strings and hesitant guitar warbles trace the song’s melodic contour.  take a listen to “along” below.