Following the success of first single ‘Bad Lover’, Jeremy Tuplin announces the release of his sophomore album ‘Pink Mirror’ on 22 March via Trapped Animal & Cargo Records.
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Jeremy Tuplin describes ‘Pink Mirror’ as a “jovial sojourn through some of human nature’s so-called dark sides. It’s a satirical look at representations of love, desire, vanity, society, the internet and more in the modern world.” Conceptually, the aforementioned pink mirror acts as a visual echo chamber against which, Tuplin exposes naked realities amongst catchy chords belying the subject matter at hand.
Recorded at Marketstall Recording Studio in South Bermondsey, Tuplin used the same sound-engineer and co-producer, Mark Estall, he used to produce his acclaimed first album. ‘I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut’ was described by Clash Music as a “cosmic gem” and by BBC’s Tom Robinson as “unconventional, conversational and intimate”. Tuplin’s second album brings it back to earth adding soundscapes and swells, plus more guitar.
During one of the hottest summers on record, Tuplin released one-off track ‘Long Hot Summer’ in 2018 to raise money for Friends of the Earth. That caught the attention of independent record label Trapped Animal as an exciting artist with a social conscious. ‘Pink Mirror’ was recorded organically with a tried and trusted formulae. Tuplin wanted to break away from cosmic space-folk, bringing this album back down to earth.
Album teaser track ‘Just Cos Ur Handsome’ was made available as a limited-edition free download through Bandcamp, which was described by ComeHereFloyd as “what you want in a drizzly life that needs a dose of bright sunshine of reality.” First single ‘Bad Lover’, released November 2018, went down a storm, thanks no doubt to the accompanying video of Jeremy performing with a backing band of ironically-yawning-hipsters. ForTheRabbits said of the track, “Jaunty guitars, group backing vocals so wonderful the Ronettes would be proud of them, and rolling basslines; it’s Jeremy Tuplin sure, but as we’ve never seen him before.” The track went on to top many a Spotify playlist and video round-up with Americana UK writing that it was “ridiculously catchy, has great lyrics and a fun video to accompany it.”
Tuplin’s favourite album tracks are ‘Can We Be Strangers’, ‘The Machine’ and ‘The Beast’, as they are more autobiographical, combining them with humility to those tracks voicing social commentary. The album artwork was taken from a larger painting Tuplin has been working on. He was helped with formatting by Sam Mortimer. The darker artwork on the reverse of the album cover seeks to expose the rose-tinted optimism of the bright front cover. Tuplin brings with him a real sense of authenticity. The tracks are consumed so easily but there are reasons, thought and sincerity behind each.