New York City’s Jack + Eliza have released the latest song from their upcoming debut album, Gentle Warnings, out August 7th on Yebo Music and available for pre-order now on iTunes. Paired with footage of the duo as they make their way through the city in scenes that look like b-roll outtakes from a modern day Annie Hall, “White Satin” is slow lilting daydream of a song, rife with the vocal harmonies and smart melodies the two young musicians have become known for. Having completed their first tour of the UK this spring, Jack + Eliza are currently finishing up North American dates with Hamilton Leithauser.
Jack + Eliza split their time this past winter between college studies and the studio, working on recording music for Gentle Warnings with producer Chris Zane. Their new album builds upon and incorporates some of the songs that comprised their debut EP, which won plaudits for the way their “vocals entwined in a sun-dappled embrace akin to the harmonies of John and Michelle Phillips and Mama Cass,” (Noisey), and captured what Consequence of Sound described as the “exuberance of youthful energy.”
Though still new to most, the born and raised New Yorkers have a beyond-their-years sensibility that belies their relatively young age. Eliza first showcased this talent publicly when she became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest “Song of The Year” award at just 16 in 2011, and Jack had long been performing and writing music in bands of his own. When they began writing together the results were serendipitous, each amplifying the strengths and creativity of the other.