Gus friggen Dapperton is the absolute king of being a sneaky amazing song writer, using words we all would have to look up to even know what they mean, and getting us to sing them like we would some 16 year old Justin Bieber... Verdigris Verdigris!! What does that even mean? Glad you asked. Verdigris is “the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over time.” Other than Gus’s unique wordplay, what makes Where Polly People Go To Read so amazing is that all of the songs feel like they were produced by a kid in high school that just learned how to play piano and loop a snare… BUT… SOMEHOW… all of the songs are just incredible. Simple. But Incredible. Throw on Where The Polly People Go To Read to bask in the high keys, swoon over the classic choruses, and glean some of the jolly energy this album emanates.
Learn how to produce a Gus Dapperton song in 1 minute, 48 seconds: Didn’t appreciate my jabs at Gus’s production on this album? Well, I’ll answer that with a little Youtube video for ya. If you search “How to make a Gus Dapperton song” you’ll be met with a slew of videos of kids in their basements creating that same, lovely ‘dream pop’ sound. Does Gus do it the best? Absolutely. But if there are any Album Daily fans out there with a keyboard and a guitar next to them, why not take a stab at this ‘bedroom pop’ sound yourself?
Release date: April 19, 2019
Similar artist(s): Yellow Days, No Vacation, Still Woozy
Top tracks: My Favorite Fish, Eyes for Ellis, Verdigris