There’s A Secret Message In Jackson Scott’s New Song

…we just can’t figure out what it is.

Over email, Jackson Scott told FADER that his new song, "PRPLMTV," is inspired by some kids he used to hang around in college. The North Carolina noise pop songwriter, who's in his early 20s, sings of his friends' self-destructive shenanigans over some woozy chords: You took lots of molly, you rolled all day. "My generation loves apathy," he said in the email, before noting that there's a "secret message in the chorus."

Trouble is, the song's expanding wall of sound—noisy shredding, reverb layers that pile up like stacks of junk mail—ultimately overwhelms Scott's voice, and it's tough to make out what he's actually saying on the hook. Maybe the secret message isn't in the words, though. Maybe it's not something you can consciously articulate at all. "PRPLMTV" appears on Sunshine Redux, Scott's sophomore full-length, which drops April 28th via Bloodmoss Records. Check some upcoming tour dates below, too.

Tour dates:

2/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory *
2/14 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge *
2/15 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
2/16 - Durham, NC @ Motorco *
2/17- Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
2/18 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
2/19 - Providence, RI @ TBA *
2/21 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall *
2/22 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
2/24 - Toronto, Canada @ The Cave *
2/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
2/26 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *

* w/ Francisco the Man

There’s A Secret Message In Jackson Scott’s New Song