Label: Lucky Number
Released: 28th May 2021
Bachelor is a collaboration between Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and on ‘Doomin’ Sun’, the record they created and recorded during just two weeks of intense creativity, the pair combine their considerable songwriting skills to great effect forging an almost telepathic musical bond.
Friendship and communication is at the heart of the album as the two delicately bounce off each other from jagged edge rock songs like ‘Back Of Your Hand’ and the fizzing ‘Stay In The Car’ to the more dreamy and lucid lullabies like ‘Spin Out’ and ‘Sick Of Spiralling’. Freed from their usual routine and buoyed by a close blossoming friendship the duo sound utterly relaxed and assured on an album that sounds unplanned and natural in the best way. Just two friends who love music doing exactly what they do best.