Australian artist Josef Salvat released one of 2015’s best pop albums with Night Swim yet his musical output since has quietened until this week which has seen the release of two new tracks, Modern Anxiety and Alone.
The four years between Night Swim and Modern Anxiety are detailed on Salvat’s website in the Notes section. It makes for interesting reading and provides some context for the sound the singer shapes on his new tracks.
Modern Anxiety is hugely impressive, capturing the overwhelming sensation of anxiety spiralled by smartphones, the internet and the social media age that we live in. The impressive vertical video is also a nice touch that hammers home that message. Similarly Alone captures anxieties of “youth” coming to an end, in another emotionally open track from Salvat.