Adult Jazz Release New Song ‘Marquee’

    Adult Jazz have unveiled a new single, ‘Marquee’, lifted from their upcoming album So Sorry So Slow – out April 26 via Spare Thought. It follows previous offerings ‘Suffer One’ and ‘Dusk Song’. Listen to it below.

    “I think this is essentially a wedding song – written after a spate of going to lots of weddings, feeling happy, lonely, and after 2014, ostensibly welcomed into that institution,” the band’s Harry Burgess explained in a statement. “I was thinking about ceremonies that involve staking out ground, beating the bounds, and hoping for an idea of community broader than a series of sealed family units.”

    “An early idea for the album artwork was the image of a tattered wedding marquee in a stark landscape – which came from some lines from a thing I wrote for a little book called Toffee Hammer back in 2018,” Burgess added. “A couple of pieces in that book were pitting gay rights against climate breakdown, documenting our historical culpability for disaster/extreme weather etc.. (à la that UKIP councillor in 2014, sodom and gomorrah) for a bit of fun. It was mainly as a laugh, but also how thinking about any progress feels a bit strange when the ecological death knell is ringing!”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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