After a five-year break Jam City returns with his third album.
Reflecting on the stark contrast between his era-defining Classical Curves and the romantic, somnambulant synth-pop of Dream a Garden, Pillowland sees Jam City revisiting the distinctive sounds of both those records with new perspective, channeling them into a noisy, ecstatic collection of pop songs.
“I passed an old man wearing a Brian Jones T-shirt and looked sad. Over the tannoy Chicago’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ echo’d and it moved me close to tears. I had never heard a dream so convincing, and so out of reach”.
Describing the album as “A castle on the hill; a poster on the wall”, Jam City positions Pillowland as an escapist dreamscape, a mythological paradise of narcotic glamour and bittersweet serotonin.
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Source: FACT Magazine