Toronto six-piece JAUNT share optimistic ballad ALL IN ONE
From debut album of the same name, out April 16th
Toronto-based six-piece Jaunt are set to release their debut album All In One on April 16th. The band formed in 2016 as a casual recording project that, upon the release of their debut E.P Chat, became a local overnight sensation. Now, word is spreading with their last few singles gaining support from the likes of Lauren Laverne at BBC Radio 6 Music and Matt Wilkinson at Beats 1 as well as the likes of NTS, Clash, DIY Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit.
Now we share All In One, the title track of Jaunt’s debut album and a particularly apt offering given the climate in which the song is being released. On the single, Jaunt say:
The song was written in one fruitful session. In an attempt to preserve the essence of that moment while tightening up the production, we kept the demo vocals and replaced the backing track with instrumentals recorded with BADBADNOTGOOD’s Alex Sowinski. The song quickly became the album’s keystone and slowly began to inform the direction of the remaining 9 tracks.
The song is an optimistic ballad about what it means to be present. We hope it can spark a bit of joy and encouragement for those who listen in these strange times that we are collectively experiencing. In a way, the song feels mysteriously prescient for the moment. Hope everyone is staying safe, connecting with their loved ones, and keeping their head up.
The song arrives alongside a Pia Perez and Sylvain Chaussée directed video shot on 16mm film. The video depicts our in-house lead singer/polymath Tom Helliwell in solitude painting his self-portrait. This is the second video in a series of six, depicting the members of Jaunt at home within a moment of time; caught, slowed down, under a microscope, on repeat, and in reverse.
Recorded over three years and engineered in collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD drummer Alex Sowinski, Jaunt’s upcoming collection serves as a travelogue for the band’s growth. All In One celebrates connection, creativity, and adaptation all passed through the lens of desktop pop sensibilities and an endearingly adventurous spirit. Equal parts experimental and infectiously raw, faintly electric and distinctly exposed, the cornucopia of styles and sounds presented in All In One find itself glued together by a palpable and unique sense of understanding and friendship.