song: "Pirouette" - Jay Som
Last year, Jay Som released the incredible Everybody Works, and two songs left on the cutting room floor from the album are making it to a 7". The Pirouette 7" will be released later this month on Polyvinyl Records and the title track is one doozy of a trip. Perhaps owing its nature to its title, "Pirouette" culminates in a dizzying finish, Melina Duterte inviting you into a slow dance. The song begins with off-kilter fuzz and a repetitious, striking guitar line, Duterte's vocals coated in a husky sheen. Toe-tapping percussion and the continuing emergence of a bold, wonky guitar make up much of the track, tunneling further into a explosive finish. The final few moments of "Pirouette" are a whirring, unstoppable push, gripping you tight with an expansive, experimental sendoff. Guitars noodle about, ringing in reverb off one another, as more elements are slowly gathered in the spinning dance, swirling faster and further with its beautiful noise. You can imagine closing your eyes, stretching out your fingertips and spinning breathlessly until silence — a perfect pirouette.