Sydney-based Indie Psych-Pop artist Pluto Jonze has revealed a new single from upcoming new album “Awe,” out November 5, 2021 on Bird’s Robe.
Over the past decade, Pluto Jonze has established himself as a particularly unique voice whilst wearing hats as producer, songwriter, performer & visual artist.
Having already previewed the record with the A/B single Kelsey in Corduroy’ and Walk Off The Edge With Me, the next glimpse of the long-awaited record came in the form of another Double A-side release Dot/ Moonmaking which showcases the luscious and sweeping production of the record. Now Pluto Jonze is back with new single “Rumschpringe!”
Pluto tells us about the new single “Rumschpringe – to me this song has this sense of the world running away from you. I’d just watched Devil’s Playground, this documentary about super sheltered Amish youths who have this one year where they sample life in the ‘real’ world, ‘Rumschpringe’, before deciding to either rejoin the sheltered Amish community or leave forever. I was imagining what it’s like for friends from birth or siblings who end up being separated in this way. A lot of focus gets put on the difficulties of the one who joins mainstream society, but what about the person who stays behind? To me this is a distillation of something that happens in mainstream society as you grow up. Will you remember me? At the same time I was watching a lot of other artists who I’d toured or collaborated with having different levels of national and international success, and I realised that process is like something that sort of happens all the time in life. Reinvention. For better or worse. Artistically, romantically. And how do you feel if you’re left behind?”
Pre-orders are open on Bandcamp: https://plutojonze.bandcamp.com/album/awe
Following triple J and US college radio hits Plastic Bag in a Hurricane and Eject from his debut album (2013), and the Sucker EP (2014), Pluto embarked on several years of collaboration, touring and producing with artists ranging from Ball Park Music, Jungle Giants, Megan Washington, Delta Riggs, Lime Cordiale to Cub Sport, and in 2016 he performed on JJJ’s Like A Version.
In 2019 he gained international attention performing his song I’ll Try Anything live on a burning piano.
2021 will see the release of Pluto’s long awaited sophomore album Awe, 4 years in the making. Written around piano rather than the more familiar guitar riffs, Awe is a true evolution, an epic dreamscape, influenced as much by romantic composers Debussy, Erik Satie, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, as by Indie Psych modern greats Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beck, Tobias Jesso Jnr, Tame Impala, AIR and Todd Terje.
The first A/B side – Walk Off The Edge With Me/ Kelsey In Corduroy – showcased a darker edge of Pluto’s song writing and production, and features a collaboration with debut guest vocalist Anna Davoll.
Pluto comments: “A lot of things to do with this album have been a leap of faith. Exploring all this new territory has taken time to get right but I really feel like finally these tracks are ready for people to climb up on. I’ve realised Pluto Jonze is something that will always be a part of me and I want to keep releasing music forever under this name.“
1. Been Dreaming
4. Dot Kelsey in Corduroy
7. Kelsey in Corduroy
8. I’ll Try Anything
9. New Morning High
10. Blue China