"Jackie" by Sean Bowie - about the track, about the video, details and facts
Sean Bowie (aka Yves Tumor) has already conquered the music scene, surrounding himself with an army of thousands of fans ... In mid-July 2021 year he released the EP "Asymptotic World" (Asymptotical World), which included only 6 tracks. However, even among them there was a pearl! EP opening track Jackie undeniably noteworthy: with a psycho-rock guitar flurry, a massive pop drum sound and neon synths swirling around Yves Tumor's brooding vocals, it seems to be perfect... June 15, 2021 years: more than 330 thousand views, as well as a sea of enthusiastic comments ... Apparently, fans, and just people who are interested in modern musical creativity, appreciated the work done by Sean at its true worth!
History of creation
Regret, longing and heartache - that's what defines the track "Jackie" Yves Tumor, an artist who has spent most of the quarantine recording new music. "Those days were tragic," Tumor sings on "Jackie," the standout track from the recently released The Asymptotical World EP. “I don’t sleep/refuse to eat anything…” After his breakthrough with 2020 record Heaven To A Tortured Mind, the European experimental rock musician has finally shared a new, no less inspiring single!
Tumor wrote a song Jackie co-authored with producer Chris Greatty, and the creative studio Actual Objects from Los Angeles directed and produced the visual accompaniment of the song. Even his standard breakup lyrics have some dreamy depth, with Tumor hoping to see himself in the subconscious of lost love: "I said, 'Hey, Jackie, baby' / When you calm down, do you think of me?" Jackie is a supernatural ballad loaded with woozy, distorted guitar riffs, percussion and furious vocal wave... The accompanying psychedelic visual is a magical battle between lovers, but more on that later.
Mood, track sound
Distorted guitar and heavy drums open up the dark atmosphere of the first track from The Asymptotical World EP. Known for blending pop, rock, psychedelia and electronica, Yves Tumor is more experimental than ever with his latest work... Jackie includes familiar musical elements with an otherworldly sound as Tumor sings about separation and a general sense of unease. The music video is just as artistic as the song, with a vibrant color palette and psychedelic effects. In him Tumor depicted fighting with swords, presumably Jackie himself! In the final scene, it's not clear if anyone will win... The same sense of ambiguity is constantly reflected in Yves Tumor's music, which makes it so exciting...
The track is accompanied by a psychedelic music video created by visual artists based in Los Angeles. Rick Farin and Claire Cochran from the studio Actual Objects. The video combines live performance footage, 3D digital characters, and deepfake technology to depict, in the words of the video's directors, "that short-tempered and violent relationship between Tumor and Jackie..." Its shifting ideas of identity reflect Tumor's own musical form change as The Asymptotical World intertwined with post-punk, dark synth-pop and experimental rock 1980s years in a mix that nods to his past idols without imitating them.
"We loved collaborating with Yves Tumor on 'Jackie' - we've been huge fans of him for years!" Rick and Claire said in a press release. “His work is always future-oriented and has always been a major source of inspiration for us… Jackie was an opportunity for us to delve into our toolkit and work with some of our most experimental techniques!”
Music video Jackie puts the fight Tumor into an alien world absolutely saturated with hallucinatory colors... The video follows Tumor and the guitarist as they travel through an alien landscape and a solar system that melts and merges with textures... The two meet at the song's climax when Tumor hits the guitar with a rainbow sword! The collision creates a spectacle of light, color and sound... It eventually pushes them into space.
Yves Tumor always pushing the boundaries! IN Jackie they are electrified… The single is the last wrinkle in Tumor's sonic universe: layering dueling emotional guitars over a captivating drum beat, Tumor creates a textured, spiraling sound that takes the listener far into its astral plane…