GUM aka Jay Watson recently shared Out In The World via Spinning Top Records | Caroline Australia. The timeless new single from the Tame Impala and POND multi-instrumentalist is available digitally and on a limited edition 7” vinyl paired with a cover of It’s A Sad World by Ballroom.
Performed, produced and mixed by Watson, the darkly toned pop song glimmers with rich textures and features a sax cameo by Christian Ruggiero. “Out In the World is about wanting to give up and never talk to anyone ever again after something goes wrong. Some people have that feeling all the time – it’s crippling and isolating,” says Watson of the single. “It sounds like light coming through half-shut blinds. It’s not possible for all, but for me, I force myself to go out again, or get on stage, or do whatever it is I have to do to keep moving on,” he adds.
GUM has performed as special guest for Mac DeMarco, Mini Mansions and Angel Olsen, in addition to sold-out shows in Australia and packed rooms across Europe, the UK and USA. His new single follows his fourth studio album The Underdog LP released in 2018 and featured lead singles The Blue Marble and Couldn’t See Past My Ego. The album received rave reviews and lured a new legion of GUM fanatics and firmly established Watson’s distinctive sound.