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Walt Disco Jocelyn

Walt Disco meditate on identity with new single, “Jocelyn”

16 April 2024, 10:33 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Glasgow’s Walt Disco have released the brand new single, “Jocelyn”, as the third track to emerge from their forthcoming second album, The Warping.

Following recent singles, “You Make Me Feel So Dumb” and “Pearl”, the band have also announced a November headline tour of the UK and Europe with dates including Glasgow’s SWG3 Warehouse and London’s Bush Hall.

"Jocelyn” is a tender meditation on childhood, identity and the parent-child connection. Taking the form of a dreamlike conversation between co-songwriter and singer Jocelyn Si and their mother, “Jocelyn” digs into the isolation of hiding a part of yourself and the euphoria of allowing it to shine through. The track, says its namesake, is “about recognising the version of yourself that you love. And it's not always easy to have that be the one that faces the world.”

"Lyrically it’s a dreamlike internal conversation between my mother and I, from small talk to mannerisms I’ve had since childhood. Such conversations come to mind when you change your name and gender; but it doesn't erase these memories. I hope to live in a world where parents can allow themselves to understand the upset they may feel when a child makes this decision but can love and support them all the same".

Speaking about the new album the band explain "With 'The Warping' we explore themes of change, growth and dealing with the complex struggles that feature in anyone's life. It feels like our most biographical body of work yet, listening to it now is like looking at a snapshot of a moment in time for us as people and as a band. This album is a roadmap of our vulnerabilities in a way, but it feels good to be so honest with our music and lay everything on the table with both our lyrics and arrangements. That acceptance of one's emotions and honesty with oneself is what we'd hope people can take away from listening to 'The Warping’."

The Warping, is set for release on 14 June via Lucky Number, and is available to pre-order now.

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