|Ahead of the launch of his new album in spring 2015, Postcards From Jeff has released a free to download single ‘Veronica’, written about a Femme Fatale and giving us an insight into the themes he’ll be exploring on the new record.
Postcards From Jeff is enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and producer Joss Worthington who writes, plays, records and mixes all his own material to produce snapshots – postcards – of the city life he looks down onto from his home and studio high in the bleak Yorkshire moors.
Melodic explorer, Postcards From Jeff releases Veronica. The eponymous Femme Fatale first emerged from a writing session in the multi-instrumentalist and producer’s studio, located in the bleak moors between Leeds and Manchester. Personifying a hyperreal yet impossible idea of femininity, of the kind portrayed by directors such as David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Veronica is an exploration of the archetype rather than a condemnation or affirmation.
Musically, Postcards From Jeff seamlessly blends together far flung folk, electronica, country, krautrock and pop through a sonically curious adventure owing as much of a debt to Weilheim band The Notwist as to Ohio’s The National or even as far as Canada by taking inspiration from Neil Young. With praise and plays from the likes of John Peel and Steve Lamacq behind him, Postcards From Jeff’s musically inquisitive mind comes with a newfound confidence, as he looks forward to releasing his debut album in spring 2015.
‘Veronica’, the free to download single, gives us an indication of the themes explored in this highly anticipated debut.
“The idea of projection is running through the album.” Postcards From Jeff explains. “We’re influenced by the bombardment of aspirational images that come at us from all angles, giving us distorted perceptions of other peoples lives via film, television and social media. Ideas form; we see what we supposedly need to do to get ahead. I guess we can all be guilty of presenting heightened versions of ourselves to some extent and why wouldn’t we? Especially when that’s beneficial to our lives, but obviously there are some people who take that to very scary places/ I guess I’m always fascinated by people like that. I never really like to condemn anyone, I just like to ponder where they’re coming from…”
Veronica is available as a free download here:
“Somewhere poetry meets pop, electronica and folk dosado, film and reality collide and Postcards From Jeff takes all these inspirations and weaves them into new stories, new songs, new roads.”
“Postcards from Jeff’s self-titled debut EP is a thing of beauty, underpinned by cinematic pop soundscapes and the wonderful voice of singer Joss Worthington, whose voice seems strangely familiar yet entirely unique at the same time. Skilfully put together and masterfully executed, it is symbolic of this release as a whole.”