Jesse (of Pure X) – De-pression
Jesse Jenkins of the beloved (dearly departed?) TX band Pure X shares another stellar single from his solo debut Hard Sky, due next month on Uniform Group. According to the label, the new record is the sound of Jesse "simultaneously laughing at life’s inevitable struggles while accepting that he is barely hanging on", and that sentiment is beautifully expressed on "De-pression", a tender, woozy gem that confronts bleak realities -- “what happens when you lost the time, that you had before?” -- while at least making a valiant attempt to find beauty and maybe even a faint glimmer of hope in the darkness. Hard Sky is out June 23rd.