Los Angeles dream-pop outfit Nightjacket’s sound may be steeped in rainy day melancholia, but their origins are far brighter.
It was at a backyard party that guitarist Jordan Wiggins first saw vocalist Holland Belle perform folk songs on an electric guitar. After not being able to get Belle’s classically trained opera singer voice out of his head, he decided to send her some of his wistful demos. Not long after they began to collaborate together, the group expanded to become a full-fledged five-piece. Now, following a number of one-off singles and performances around the city, Nightjacket is finally ready to drop its debut EP, Eternal Phase, on June 23rd.
The first single from the release, “The Right Way To Fall”, is a hazy and mysterious introduction to the band. Opening with a stuttering electric guitar, the song quickly moves into breezy, acoustic tones. Belle’s voice is a steady force amongst the atmospheric guitars and minimal drums. Her bittersweet lyrics lend even more heaviness to the track as she ponders how to best deal with failures. It’s a lovely track that plays up to the group’s pensive nature. Listen in below.
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.