Jade Imagine Basic LoveOn her highly anticipated debut album, Melbourne-based songwriter Jade McInally gives a voice to her existential frustrations via meticulously produced synth-rock.

Jade Imagine songs take the listener on a journey, veering off into different directions just when you thought you had a song pegged. I’ll Take You There is the best example, which – over its near six-minute length – evolves gloriously until its sprawling conclusion.

Basic Love is fraught with conflict: the desire to embrace the way things are versus casting a more critical eye on the state of the world. McInally’s observations show a remarkable insight into our times and this, along with her vintage production, breathes new life into Australian music.

Basic Love by Jade Imagine is out August 2 via Milk!/Remote Control.

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