The first single from Andrew Robertson‘s forthcoming debut album, “Steve Jobs Song” is an impressive saxophone-propelled work with nostalgic charm, reminding at points of Squeeze and The Psychedelic Furs. Enthusiastic brass leads the way from the get-go, the lyrics beckoning a call to adventure initially: “The last cause of the Western dream, was the shadow in your mind, he took a trip on the crystal sea, tried to find the high life.” Graceful, dreamy guitars envelop past the one-minute mark, the vocals relaying a post-punky charm, recalling Chameleons UK. The structural parts diversify between high-flying brass-forward adventure and guitar-laden melancholy, perhaps suggestive of the track namesake’s complex journey.
The debut album, Natural Born Actor, releases this summer. “Steve Jobs Song” has me thoroughly excited for it.
“Steve Jobs Song” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2021’ Spotify playlist.