Jared Adams’ debut album ‘Tragic Nostalgia’ explores themes of growing old while trying to hold on to the things you knew when you were younger. The WPG Magazine is pleased to have had advanced access to Adams’ first single, “Wild at Heart.”
You may already know Jared Adams from Colour by Numbers, who made their mark on the city as Winnipeg’s self professed nerdiest alt-rock band. Now he’s taking a departure from the hard hitting electric rock setup and trading it for a warmer, more acoustic ensemble.
“Wild at Heart” kicks off with a bouncing bass line that lends a well-intended optimism to the song. Adams’ vocals contrast this with wiry angst that highlights the bitter sweetness of a memory of someone from long ago. Crisp and clean guitar leads the lilting rhythm and the piano gives a melancholic warmth that amounts to a pure Canadiana vibe, like Blue Rodeo or Tragically Hip. While Adams’ voice effectively conveys the emotion of a missed connection in the later half of “Wild at Heart,” the guitar solo seems calculated despite the “Wild” character of the lyrics.
‘Tragic Nostalgia’ is releasing on June 26, and has been in the works for many years. We at The WPG Magazine are looking forward to hearing what it holds. If “Wild at Heart” is any indication, you can expect an introspective record to play on the car stereo while passing time on a long Canadian highway drive.
Official Press Release
Jared Adams’ debut album ‘Tragic Nostalgia’ dives deep inside the mind of the artist
WINNIPEG, MB – Jared Adams’ debut album ‘Tragic Nostalgia’ explores themes of growing old while trying
to hold on to the things you knew when you were younger. Producer John Paul Peters (Royal Canoe, Matt Epp) helps to bring out Jared’s melodramtic vibe, paying homage to artist such as Father John Misty and Dan Mangan with lyrically driven songs and rich, layered arrangements.
No stranger to the music scene, Jared has been performing around Winnipeg since 2006 and currently plays in the indie rock group Colour By Numbers. Tragic Nostalgia strays away from that four piece electric rock outfit though with its use of acoustic guitars, piano, strings and synths.
This album is the culmination of many years of carefully crafted and refined songs finally coming together in thirty-two minutes of deep, introspective music. Tragic Nostalgia comes out June 26th preceded by the first single “Wild at Heart” on May 15th.