Tame Impala’s Jay Watson Gets Dreamy On New GUM Single ‘Gemini’

Anyone who’s been craving a dose of banging new Aussie psych on the level of Pond’s ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ and Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ will be happy to know that Jay Watson – a member of both those bands – is back to his synthy side-project GUM, with which he’s released an album a year since 2014. The 26-year-old has just put out a new single, ‘Gemini’, which comes just one week before the release of third album ‘Flash In The Pan’ on November 11. It’s a swirl of looped vocals, Pond-y synth work and dreamy, subtle bass: ready yourself.

“‘Gemini’ is the first song I recorded for the album,” says Watson, “and probably the most immediate. I’m not really a fan of star signs. It’s kind of a song about people pinning stuff happening in their lives on things like star signs and religion. I am a Gemini though, so there’s the bipolar/duality thing in there is as well.”

Check out the tracklisting for ‘Flash In The Pan’ below – and if you’re new to GUM, take a look at our guide to Tame Impala side-projects.

  1. Flash In The Pan
  2. Gemini
  3. If You’re Gonna Love Again 4. Deep Razz
  4. Ophelia
  5. Heatwave
  6. Deep Heat
  7. Rares
  8. Honey (Don’t Cry)
  9. Don’t Let Time Get You Down
  10. Distorted Star
  11. Flash In Japan