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Dublin-based Chilean artist Vaticanjail’s new track is a glitchy electronic pop gem

Dublin-based Chilean artist Vaticanjail’s new track is a glitchy electronic pop gem


VaticanJail – ‘Lemonbalm’

‘Lemonbalm’ is the third single release from the producer, and trades in kinetic hyperpop electronic production with warped warm vocals.

The track was made in partnership with Irish producer Rhosi with Vaticanjail trading Spanish and English vocals, inspired by the music of Sega Bodega, Shygirl, Sv1 and Rosalia.

The track’s suspended liquid feel speaks to the track’s themes of confusion, irrationality and turbulent experiences manifesting in a lost soul – doomed to wander the desert for eternity.

“I think the song is a great example of two worlds colliding to tell a story. You get dense cinematic soundscapes, and sweet, intimate vocals, almost referring to the physical and spiritual plane that the narrator of the story experiences. It brings the listeners to a magical realm of sonic contrast and creates this otherworld that can only exist for those four minutes; then it vanishes.”


The opening section depicts the nomad’s struggle to remain sane, illustrating his behaviour’s descent into delirium: he counts every step he takes and produces a sketch of himself after every hour. Upon experiencing a flash of epiphanic nature, he dies; later reborn as the highest version of himself.

What follows in the track is a representation of apotheosis, his elevation to a superior existence, and the clarity he is granted in the process.

See Also
Ezra Collective

A Vaticanjail debut EP is forthcoming.

VaticanJail: Instagram / Tik Tok

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