Friday, June 16, 2023

JATK - "Ana"

Photo by Kiel Szivos

Note to music promoters: If you want me to be sure to listen to your submissions, just compare the song to Weezer, The Rentals, and that dog. Those three were a holy trinity to me in the 90's, and I used to dream about a triple bill. Of course, the music has to live up to those comparisons, and the latest from JATK definitely does. The Boston based musical project of Matt Jatkola's new single, "Ana," mines 90's nostalgia both sonically but lyrically. "Ana" has that huge, fuzzy anthemic quality Weezer songs used to, the synth-filled joyfulness of The Rentals, and the harmonies of that dog. Plus, it references 90's trends like Jenco jeans and wallet chains. It reminds me a lot of Weezer songs like "Jamie" and "Suzanne," and not just because they all involve women's names.

Matt Jatkola says of his new single:

"Emotionally, 'Ana' is an homage to a golden era of life. Musically, 'Ana' is an homage to a golden era of alternative rock. 'Ana' could be an idea. 'Ana' could be a person.

You can listen to "Ana" below. For more on JATK, check out the artist on Facebook and Instagram.

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