There‘s a groovy new sin­gle out by Paper­cuts – aka mul­ti-instru­men­tal­ist and pro­duc­er Jason Quev­er. Dis­il­lu­sion­ment with the polit­i­cal cli­mate of the time (Trump) and a non­sen­si­cal con­ver­sa­tion with a con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist pro­vid­ed the trig­gers for the track, enti­tled I Want My Jack­et Back.

Despite its despair­ing themes, any melan­choly is restrict­ed to the vocals. Quev­er’s deliv­ery pos­sess­es a touch­ing fragili­ty, giv­ing the vocal­ist a feel­ing of being alone in the world as he sings about wak­ing up to police sirens and those con­spir­a­cy the­o­rists bang­ing on about ‘the earth is flat’. 

The video fea­tures a group of paper dolls attempt­ing to leave a cult:

There‘s a jaun­ty, ana­logue, ’60s psych-folk feel to the arrange­ment and it feels gen­uine­ly ‘60s rather than pas­tiche. Com­plete with a nod to The Vel­vet Under­ground at around the half way point. On his 2014 album Life Among the Sav­ages, the track Fam­i­ly Por­trait has a sim­i­lar­ly twirling psy­che­del­ic charm. And for those unfa­mil­iar with San-Fran­cis­co Paper­cuts, there are six albums to get to know, with his lat­est called Past Life Regres­sion out soon.

I Want My Jack­et Back is out now. The track is fea­tured on Paper­cuts new album Past Life Regres­sion released 1st April 2022 on Label­man

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