Waaaaaay back in June 2021 (So not that long ago… it just seems that way!) we took a dive into the world of Jason Priest (AKA Antoni Maiovvi) and were pleasantly surprised by the stunning Synthwave emanating from within Jason Priest Is Missing. Following up something that we deemed to “encapsulate everything that the term ‘wave’ (Read: synth, dark, etc)” represents is no easy task but luckily, Jason Priest did the homework and follows up that with a colorfully complex collection of tracks that takes our previous assessment and turns it on its’ head.
While not as urgent as Jason Priest Is Missing was, the feel from the start of For Your Consideration is one that’s warm and inviting. Like diving into any given sequel of your favorite franchise where you’re expected to know what you’re about to witness, FYC has the feel of a familiar friend with the dense, driving ditty called “Burn Eton, Burn” opening up the album amidst swelling synths and Priest’s uncanny vocals acting as your tour guide. “R.S.V.P.” is like Talking Heads meeting up with Devo fronted by Dave Gahan for a synthpop jam sesh while “Quicksand” presents the epitome of Electro elegance with the way the track glows, grows, and glistens.
“My Name Is Priest” shares similarities with both “In A Big Country” and “Bizarre Love Triangle” as the overall cadence and perfunctory progression synch, “Pride (Won’t Pay Your Bills)” single handedly takes a chance (Successfully, we might add) by dippin its’ toes in the Seal circa System pool, and then there’s “Strangers” which establishes Jason Priest once again as the “wave” commander. Switching gears, “Metaphorical Masks (Not Literal Ones)” is a soothing spaced out somber opus that nicely segues into the similarly lurching “Distress” which is broad and Bowie-esque, closing out For Your Consideration in a slower, sobering tone.
For Your Consideration arrives on November 4th through Midnight Mannequin Records. Stay tuned to the spaces here and here to secure your copy (Including some killer vinyl versions) and for the latest from Jason Priest, follow the trail of socials by clicking here, here, or here.