GUM - The Blue Marble

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "The Blue Marble" by GUM, from the 2018 album The Underdog on Spinning Top Music.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Andy Banjanin

Multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, of both Pond and Tame Impala, released a new record under his solo GUM moniker early last month. The Underdog is Watson's fourth album as GUM and follows 2016's Flash in the Pan. Our song of the day is the early single "The Blue Marble." The song traverses the psychedelic pop landscape and comes with an equally trippy video directed by Alex McLaren from School Damage/ORB/The Murlocs, with assistance from frequent collaborator Sean McAnulty. Spending two months crafting and shooting the stop-motion clip, the video is incredibly impressive. The new record has been described by Watson as “evoking that sensation of triumph and that weird parallel universe feeling you get when the person that's not supposed to win, does.” The Underdog is out now on Spinning Top Music.

 

 

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