listen to a new song from day wave

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jackson phillips will release more music as day wave in the form of a 7″ single, out november 6th via a united kingdom upstart boutique called house arrest recs.  last month he shared the synth-happy a-side “come home now,” which pairs nicely with “you are who you are.”  the b-side is mellow in contrast, shifting the timbral focus back to the guitar with a sonorous opening riff that navigates the lower realm of phillips’ telecaster.  as we’ve come to expect from day wave material, the chorus on “you are who you are” is instantly memorable, with a deft vocal melody floating through the breeze.  take a listen.

listen to a new song from day wave

day wave
photo courtesy of the artist

after releasing a string of singles earlier this year that culminated in a very strong debut ep, jackson phillips is already prepping more day wave material.  the oakland-based artist will release a new 7″ on november 6th via united kingdom upstart house arrest recs, and today he’s shared its a-side.  “come home now” continues to channel phillips’ affinity for a home-recorded aesthetic, though his muted, reverb-tinged vocals are accompanied this time by a brassy synth structure that fiercely competes for immediate attention with phillips’ signature arpeggiated guitar lines.  the beefed-up arrangement may be a nod to day wave’s exodus from the bedroom to the stage, but “come home now” also finds phillips becoming more comfortable in his role as an incredibly poignant lyricist; the song’s melancholy chorus perfectly belies its sunny exterior.  take a listen to “come home now” below.