Communicating a manifestation and animation of the mind through the lens of a scorpion/alien from Planet PP5, Sydney Conceptual rocker, Jacqui L, has released her psychologically enthralling new album, ‘Planet Parallel 5’. Beginning with a bang over the first track, “Happy Birthday”, whispers of uncertainty and the desire to wish a dated and dusty experience goodbye arise throughout mysterious vocals and a cunning translation of rejection and mistrust.
The second track, “Frankenstein”, carries a theatrical element that mimics the likes of bands such as Unsun, Sirenia, Lacuna Coil and Theatre of Tragedy, while tying in a symphonic metal influence over a lyrical spill pertaining to reluctance within a troublesome relation. “Rich Man” is the third track which begins with an aura of seductiveness that draws listeners into Jacqui L’s idiosyncratic world which is one entirely of her own.
The fourth track, “I’ll Covet”, lyrically emits a state of inner flux while exploring a variety of opportunities and feelings which have been tearing at the heartstrings of Jacqui. “Cold” is the fifth track which begins with a smooth and soothing instrumental infliction of tranquility which sharply traverses into a cheeky bestowal of built-up confidence that has sprouted through moments of pain and quandary. The sixth track, “Decaying Orbit”, picks up the pace and mirrors the abstruseness that Tori Amos shared with the world back in her enigmatic ‘Under The Pink’ days.
“Under The Noise” is the seventh track which invites listeners into the misty ambiance of a dizzying inner void that is laced with an eerie feeling of darkness. The ninth track, “Stroke It”, maintains the dense theme of darkness and distrust as Jacqui lyrically requests affirmation and assurance of her emotions. Closing out with “Distraction”, the instrumental portrayal of sleeping in a haunted room is illustrated with grace as Jacqui affirms that her distinctive musings and perceptions of life detach her from mass societies consensus of thought.
Jacqui L is a refreshing dose of both hauntingly vocals and a level of singularity that invites a variety of interpretation and thought. Grab a copy of ‘Planet Parallel 5’ and decipher for yourself.