The Jacques have announced the release of their forthcoming debut album The Four Five Three, out November 6th via Modern Sky. The album is available to pre-order now here.
To mark the announcement the band have released their brand new single ‘Do Me For A Fool’, which finds the chaotic London indie collective on a different tip as they blend dreamy guitar lines with an infectiously pop-infused undercurrent.
The track is a laid-back musing on romance, with singer Finn O’Brien’s woozy, nonchalant vocals providing a gritty counterpoint to its lusciously saccharine instrumentals.
Regarding the single Finn says, “The lyrics make it kind of a love song; a situation in which you know someone isn’t good for you in the long term because they have you wrapped around their finger, but you’re a bit hooked on it in a kind of ‘sugar rush’ way.”
‘Do Me For A Fool’ is taken from the upcoming debut album The Four Five Three, a record of remarkable songs hewn from a range of tragically ragged, sweet and tender adolescent experiences you can’t quite believe have been crammed into such a slight number of collective years.
But therein lies the rub: The Jacques may have unremarkable musical origins emanating out of the fields and towns of rural England, best visualized in that seminal British comedy This Country, with all the boredoms and eccentricities associated with the social isolation of such communities. But their personal journey is a unique tale of triumph over adversity and, like the best kind of drama – and theirs is quite definitely a drama – one of gain through loss.