Synth-popper, Paul Jacks, came out of nowhere last fall and has not let up yet. Following the release of last fall’s Defractor, he dropped another full length this past summer (In Other Words) and is now delivering an EP of b-sides to take us into the holidays.
The real highlight of the brief four song EP, entitled Drama Club, is the single “Fire in the Sky.” The mesmerizing synthesizers are sure to bring to mind other chillwave luminaries like Neon Indian or Washed Out.
A prolific writer, Jacks realized he had a large handful of viable tracks that, despite not fitting into the album’s measured flow, still deserved to be released and heard. His ever-growing legion of fans will appreciate the time and detailed effort he put into the creation of the Drama Club EP, “leveling up” these four gems by adding dazzling sonic polish to the production and taking his vocals to what he calls a “better place, with more clarity, smoothness and richness.”