“Swimming” By Teen Daze
Jamison Isaak aka Teen Daze, is truly inspired by French house music. “I knew then – this is what I wanted to do.” Isaak, taught himself primitive software and recording programs, reverse engineering the heady, swooning horizons of the dance music that had permanently bewitched him. A decade later, having amassed an expansive discography of soft-focus synth pop and romantic electronica – crisscrossing the planet many times in the process – the subtext of his project’s journey rings clear: “Teen Daze is dream fulfillment.” Teen Daze has announced a handful of Album Release shows, where he will be doing live dj sets in Vancouver, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs in support of the Interior release.
Teen Daze recently announced, his new album Interior, will drop on December 10th via the legendary Cascine label (Chad Valley, Half Waif). Mixed by Joel Ford and mastered by Dave Cooley, it’s an ode to electric futures glimpsed in ecstatic heights, from bedrooms to big rooms, it’s an album of first loves refracted through prisms of wisdom, wounds, and wonder. Filter house and flashing lights; soft acid and vaporous neon; bumping clubs in spiral towers: “Like what the teenagers in Akira might be listening to.”
“This is one of the first songs I made for this record, some three years ago,” Jamison describes. “It benefited so much from Joel’s guidance. When I first sent him the original demos he said he could hear slivers of “early 2000s French house music”, even though I was hearing was colder, more modular-based synth sounds. Anyways, that note sent me down a rabbit hole which resulted in the record you’re hearing today, and Swimming is one of the songs that benefitted most from that note. This track is truly meant for a dancefloor. I’ve spent a lot of the last few years trying to craft “ambient music that you could dance to”, but this one is about as close as I get to a DJ tool.”
“For me, the song is a celebration of dancing together again and the anticipation of those moments,” director Ginelli says about “Swimming.” “It feels like being in your brain and excited about something forthcoming, an active dreaming forward. Using an abstract avatar of myself – my movements and dances trigger reactive animations and cue the interactive space around me. Made in VR using real-time motion capture.”
Interior, includes cameos by multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason (on fantasia opener “Last Time In This Place”) and vocalist Cecile Believe (on “2AM (Real Love)”).
Last Time In This Place (feat. Joseph Shabason)
2 AM (Real Live) (feat. Cecile Believe)
Pre-order Interior by Teen Daze HERE
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