Jacob Bellens paves the way for his highly anticipated third solo LP ‘Polyester Skin’ with a truly distinctive pop gem.
Underpinned by a springy bassline and cycling organ sounds and bedecked with dancing keys and anthemic strings, ‘Ace of Spades’ boasts a widescreen 80s feel that hints at Jan Hammer, Jean Michel Jarre and, as Bellens happily attests, the theme tune to classic US primetime TV drama L.A. Law! Nevertheless, the lyrics are decidedly off-kilter, full of abstract melancholy and downright strangeness - an existential depth to contrast the smooth, panoramic sound.
Produced by disco noir king Kasper Bjørke, who handpicked the album tracks from an impressive array of demos and then fine-tuned them to perfection, this is contemporary leftfield singer-songwriting to stir the soul.
released October 23, 2015
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