2015 has been a year of experienced veterans returning to release brand new albums. This is all fine and well, but it’s also great to see new, exciting acts emerge, such as Day Wave. It’s the project of Oakland resident Jackson Phillips, who also happens to be one half of the California-based electro-pop duo Carousel.
Jackson first caught my attention earlier in the year with a wonderfully dreamy cut called “Drag,” that is not only a perfect song for summer, but one of my favorite songs of the year so far. I’ve been craving more ever since, which makes the release of new song “We Try But We Don’t Fit In” that much more exciting. It’s off of his debut EP Headcase, which will be self-released on July 17, and will include two previously unheard tracks.
It’s yet another dreamy wonder that dives deep into a nostalgic train of thought, with delightful hooks delighting you all the way. He’s only released four songs to date, but all have been wonderful little treasures that are signs of an artist coming into his own. The future is that much more exciting with the prospect of more music from Day Wave.
Stream “We Try But We Don’t Fit In” below.
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