Caleb Landry Jones will release his new album, Gadzooks Vol. 1, this Friday via Sacred Bones. Today, he unveils a new single, “Yesterday Will Come,” and an accompanying visualizer made by Jacqueline Castel. A bulk of the album was constructed off the cuff in the studio, but “Yesterday Will Come” is one of the three songs that are re-recordings from an unreleased album created in 2015. In “Yesterday Will Come,” Jones’ vocal line is mantralike, half-laughing itself into ego death atop strings and horns arranged by Drew Erickson. “I didn’t realize how repetitive the lyrics wereuntil I was playing it for my mom in the studio where she then pointed out the fact,” comments Jones. The accompanying visualizer is in-step with the aesthetics of previously released singles, “Bogie” and “The Loon.” Together, Castel and Jones present off-kilter visuals, with Jones acting as the unnerving figure.
Best known as an actor (Get Out, Twin Peaks, Best Actor at Cannes 2021 for his role in Nitram), Caleb Landry Jones’ Gadzooks Vol. 1, is thrilling, shocking, and wonderfully entertaining. Each song starts and finishes in entirely unique places, often totally divorced from each other. Its sounds range from spider-like wisps of neo-psychedelia through to vast swathes of synthetic chords. AV Club praises the album, saying Gadzooks Vol. 1 “looks to continue mining that vein of Floyd-meets-King Crimson oddities wrapped in Beatlesque melodies—meaning, while we will still turn to Jones onscreen for magnetic portrayals of outcasts and oddballs, his musical artistry is actually worth it, too.”