With his debut album ‘Air Con Eden’ finally about to arrive on 13th September, Jacob Read - aka Jerkcurb - is sharing the latest dreamy number from it in the form of ‘Devils Catflap’.
“It started with a simple loop, a monotony of twinkling bells,” he explains. “I was astounded by the space formed by this rigid, repetitive pattern, like it had opened up a vast landscape. The guitar was composed around this as a way of exploring that space. The finger picking is a bit reminiscent of the American Primitives, a mid century, spiritualist folk style. Then there were some lyrical themes, juxtapositions of thoughts I was having. This image of a devil creeping into your home, at its own will, whenever it pleases, through a catflap. A kind of metaphor for depression, bad thoughts, frustration. Then the light that is formed when those thoughts of gone, self assurance, love & comfort. That strange instantaneous juxtaposition of mood, It’s what makes us alive.”
Take a listen now:
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