As a tribute to his idol David Bowie, psych-pop sensation Pluto Jonze has released the track ‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’. The Australian artist has been around the music scene since 2012 but is looking to expand his audience to across the world, having not released a track for three years, what better time is there to tribute his, and millions of other’s absolute idol? On Bowie, Pluto Jonze commented “Last year sucked, I couldn’t listen to any of his songs without this sadness pinching me. Anyways, I’m over that and can now appreciate with clear eyes how he wanted his art to transcend himself and live on. He pushed the artistic envelope right to the end and this song is a celebration of that intent.”
Obviously there is strong Bowie influences in this track, however the groovy, psych-pop chorus screams Beck’s track ‘Dreams’ at us it in the best way possible. Jonze considers himself to be within the pop genre, but his strong melodies and hooks, often driven by psychedelic production elements and lyrics make his sound stand out from that classic ‘pop’ sound. His pop-punky voice complements the funky guitar throughout the track as well as the more rocky riffs embedded. I’m sure the way he sings “Bowieeeeeeee” with such conviction along with attitude will remain playing round and round in your head for at least the next day.
You can catch Pluto Jonze in the UK at the following dates:
Sun 6 Aug – The Islington, London
Tue 8 Aug – The Islington, London
Wed 23 Aug – The Portland Arms, Cambridge