GUM, the moniker of Tame Impala/Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, has returned with new music in the form of double single release ‘The Underdog’ and ‘S.I.A.’ Lifted from the forthcoming record The Underdog.
Described as “an endlessly flexible musical polymath,” GUM’s ability to traverse multiple genres is evident in his latest sonic offerings. Mixed and recorded himself, with additional drums at Kevin Parker’s home studio, GUM describes ‘The Underdog’ themes as “evoking that sensation of triumph and that weird parallel universe feeling you get when the person that’s not supposed to win, does.”
With a series of sold-out headline shows in 2017 and appearance on the line-up for Gizzfest, GUM is no stranger to packed venues. Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco and Mini Mansions, the multi-instrumentalist is set to support Angel Olsen on her solo tour this March. The new LP follows GUM’s 2014 debut Delorean Highway, 2015’s Glamorous Damage, and 2016’s Flash In The Pan. In 2018, ‘The Underdog’ is set to entice a new legion of GUM fanatics and firmly establish Watson’s distinctive sound.