Weirdo pop from the producer who once turned a sea shanty into a dance floor anthem.
The lead single, "Hula," is a collage of samples and synths, its guitar melodies and undulating chords held together by a sci-fi samba swagger. "O Vermona" is another highlight, with a detuned guitar and plucked bassline looped into a brooding orchestral burner. The cinematic lilt of the song makes the refrain, "I'll never go quiet on you," feel about as sincere a sentiment you can hope for in the world of smartphone romance. That one's also the lyrical highlight. At times, Jenkins's lyrics can be a bit like the best pastry at a café chain, but he seems to know his limit and uses it to his advantage. On "Cinema Down," he hums along to the melody, less a singer-songwriter than a producer who knows how voice is just another layer of musical richness.