Jessica Pratt steps into hazy, refracted sunlight on “Poly Blue,” the second single off of her forthcoming album Quiet Signs, out February 8 via Mexican Summer. The Los Angeles artist wanders amidst trees and gardens contemplating the mystery and thrill of love in acrobatic falsetto. Lush flute, piano, and synthesizer complete a landscape painting bursting with joyful, The Free Design-esque colors. Listen HERE.
Quiet Signs was introduced with the warmly melancholy, intimate first single “This Time Around,” which earned a Pitchfork ‘Best New Track’ review, and praise from The Los Angeles Times, Stereogum ‘Best of the Week’, The FADER ‘Songs You Need To Know…’, SPIN, Uproxx, and more. Watch the Laura-Lynn Petrick-directed clip HERE. New York Magazine Vulture’s Winter Music Preview featured Quiet Signs among releases by Meek Mill, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, and others, saying the first single “catches the same sunlit-yet-shadowy sound that’s caused her to quickly ascend as one of the most fascinating songwriters in indie.”
Her first album fully recorded in a professional studio setting, Quiet Signs finds Pratt’s songwriting and accompanying guitar work refined — more distinct and direct. “On some level I considered an audience while making the last record,” she writes, “But my creative world was still very private then and I analyzed the process less. This was the first time I approached writing with the idea of a cohesive record in mind.” The album was written in Pratt’s hometown of Los Angeles and recorded at Gary’s Electric in Brooklyn, NY over 2017 and 2018. It was co-produced by Pratt and Al Carlson, who plays flute, organ and piano on some songs. Matt McDermott also played piano and string synthesizer. Quiet Signs is the journey of an artist emerging from the darkened wings, growing comfortable as a solitary figure on a sprawling stage.
The album is available for pre-order on a limited edition white vinyl here.
SOURCE: Press Release December 5, 2018