File close to Bradford Cox, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin.
Instead of creating mystery via gimmicky disguises (looking at you, Wu Lyf) or a cryptic internet presence (oh hi, The Weeknd), North Carolinan Jackson Scott is doing so by hiding his true voice. Using different pitch-shifting techniques across this debut album, the 20-year-old impersonates a child (on ‘Sandy’, about the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012), becomes a warped and weary Elliott Smith on ‘Doctor Mad’ or adopts a lo-fi burble for ‘That Awful Sound’. Try as he might, though, he can’t cover up his odd but undeniable talents. File close to Bradford Cox, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin.