Pittburgh’s Jim Doutrich aka Ennui releases his new album next month. If his seven-minute synth epic “Summer Of Love” is anything to go by, then godspeed.
Introduced by trigger-happy beats, sun-drenched synths and Doutrich’s mellifluous vocals, “Summer Of Love” loops like the enduring peace of long summer days. Doutrich sings about his “dream girl” with a nostalgia for something that hasn’t even passed yet, much like the sentimental tone of M83’s synth-pop.
Reading between the track’s suspended lines, Doutrich is anticipating the untimely end of of those halcyon days and fleeting moments of romance. With a summer soundtrack like this, we don’t want it to end either.
Telepathic Beat is released on 23 September via Mush Records. “Summer Of Love” is available as a free download now.