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JAIN is Back, and Her New Album, The Fool, Makes Us Feel Like We’re Bathing in Stardust

by Emily Lauletta

French-singer/songwriter JAIN is back with her third full-length album, The Fool, set to be released this Friday, April 21st. 

The album is sonically stunning, with JAIN exploring the full spectrum of human emotions through a unique and bold sound that makes you feel like you’re chilling on a comet flying through space. Most notably though, JAIN knows how to make fun, dance-worthy music without falling short lyrically. The Fool is one of those rare pop albums that proves pop is a genre that isn’t just a blast to listen to, but also demands your attention. 

The album’s title track, “The Fool” is a psychedelic dance-pop banger, and the lyrics “I’m floating like a fool” perfectly set the stage for the vibe of the rest of the album. The video that was released for “The Fool” also helps us visualize this conceptual album. The video depicts the singer floating through space, which is exactly how one would describe the sound of this track, and several others on the album.

The Fool also does a fantastic job of staying thematically and sonically consistent without being repetitive. Several of the tracks, like “Take a Chance” and “Save The World,” are perfect for driving with the windows down on a summer night, or dancing around a bonfire with your friends.

JAIN also shows her vulnerable side throughout the album, with songs like “Falling” that explore the beginning of a new relationship, and “The Balance,” which explores trying to navigate those days where it feels like up is down and down is up. The closing track, “Outro (Goodbye),” wraps the album up in a shiny star-printed bow. As JAIN bids us farewell singing “Goodbye, I’ll see you in the sky” the final track ends on a more stripped-down note that makes us excited to see what JAIN has in store next. 

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Throughout the LP, you can hear how JAIN seemlessly blends elements of funk, pop, and psychedelic rock to create a truly hypnotic listening experience. Fans of Stevie Nicks and Mitski will surely find a track they love on The Fool, as we can confirm it is certified skipless.

Top photo credit: Manuela Brice SME (@Manufauque) Sony Music

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