PREMIERE: Explore the end of a relationship with Jesse Gimbel’s “Don’t Get Comfortable”

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Jesse Gimbel | photo courtesy of the artist

After spending four years working on other people’s music, Philadelphia’s Jesse Gimbel (you might know him from his Basement project) has returned to his own material with Decathect, set for release this fall via Wissahickon Records.  Leading up to the release, we have the premiere of Gimbal’s video for emotional new single “Don’t Get Comfortable” below.

Filmed in Wissahickon Park at dusk and inside a Southwest Philadelphia apartment at dawn, the video shows the reflective calm after the end of a fast-paced relationship.  From Gimbel:

Essentially the song is about misaligned expectations in new, especially sudden relationships. I want this, you want that, none of it is ever said flat out. Belated honesty ends up breaking hearts and destroying egos. The video is an abstract version of the aftermath of these situations, being haunted by those destroyed expectations.

The song itself captures the numbness and “what just happened” feeling that can be present after such an experience.  It’s dark and cavernous with ambient guitars that ring out, untethered, while Gimbal’s lyrics draw you in with vulnerability.  Watch the video below and get a free download of “Don’t Get Comfortable” here.

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