Tony Jay continues his reign as lo-fi pop troubadour extraordinaire with Perfect Worlds, his debut for Slumberland Records. The album title has an ironic quality to it as Tony Jay drew inspiration for the record from many setbacks (injury, failed relationships, mental health). And surely, Perfect Worlds is a great soundtrack for the increasingly darker days of early Autumn. It also has the isolation and uncertainty vibes of the pandemic. The songs on Perfect Worlds are characterized by hushed vocals, and hissy and hazy instrumentation. It’s music to dream away to. Intimate and somber, but also quite beautiful.
Perfect Worlds is out now on CS and LP on Slumberland.