JAMIE CUL­LUM

Mo­men­tum

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MUSIC - JAR­RAD BE­VAN

JAMIE Cul­lum looks to the limbo be­tween adult and child­hood for in­spi­ra­tion on his sixth al­bum. Cul­lum is an hon­est song­writer who catches the mo­ments when a per­son starts to see the world in new ways. He says just be­cause youth is over doesn’t mean fun has to go, too. His past al­bums have show­cased his love of dif­fer­ent gen­res. On Mo­men­tum, he opens up his sound to in­cor­po­rate mod­ern pop mu­sic. Sad Sad World is a prime ex­am­ple, a song that would have been a jazz stan­dard on his older al­bums but is based around a sub­tly elec­tronic beat made on a phone app. He pushes the bound­aries with a re­work of Cole Porter’s Love For Sale with a Roots Manuva- like heavy bass lick, and then a rap by Manuva him­self. Sounds odd? Sure, but Cul­lum also im­presses with an up­lift­ing You’re Not The Only One and a widescreen, vis­ceral, Bond theme- ish Edge of Some­thing. The al­bum is lit­tered with sounds not heard be­fore, from vi­brant and dirty elec­tronic or­gans to low- fi vin­tage synths.

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