Jaunt are a Toronto-based six-piece. According to the press release, They formed in 2016 as a casual recording project that, upon the release of their debut EP Chat, became a local overnight sensation. Now, after years of honing their experimental-pop sound in Toronto’s DIY art scene and releasing their second EP Cue, they announced the release of the first full-length which will be out in the Spring of 2020.
It was recorded over three years and engineered in collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD drummer Alex Sowinsky and Louie Short. They shared the first excerpt titled “Nostalgia For the Present Moment“.
The title of the song, Nostalgia For The Present Moment, came well before any of the actual lyrics were written. However, the idea of being aware and in the moment helped to guide the overall theme of the song. It is about being open to change and how such an openness can foster new and better habits. The lyrics are a kind of post-mortem of past negative thought and behaviour patterns. It is about looking back with a sense of gratitude and calm that one no longer thinks or feels that way. It is a celebration of how we learn and change and forgive ourselves and others.” said lead singer and guitarist Tom Helliwell.