What can we tell you about Kaptan? Apart, of course, from the fact that he popped through a little email into our inbox yesterday spruiking his infectious new single ‘Jump’.
Well, he hails from Seattle, but these days calls Nashville home. He describes his sound as “shimmery indie pop” and, on any other given day, he’d be known more widely as Andrew de Torres.
And he’s naturally excited to tell everyone about his new track.
“My bass player (Brandon Day) and I wrote ‘Jump’ together,” he begins. “We really just wanted to write a song about supporting the people that we love who may be going through their own obstacles, a song about togetherness, which has been kind of an ongoing theme for the bands music.
“We produced the track together in his little writers room, tried to pack it full of good vibes and then had our drummer (Kirk Ellis) re-track drums. The track really came together after having our good friend, Brandon Metcalf mix it and then handed it off to this amazing mastering engineer Dan Shike.
“We really couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out and just hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
Suffice to say, given it’s here on the pages of auspOp, we have a sneaking suspicion you may like what you hear.
We do. We can hear this plastered all over commercial radio here in Australia. There’s nothing standing in the way of this being a mammoth hit, apart from programmers who are loath to give anything new a go.