Jagwar Ma Debuts New Single 'Slipping': Exclusive Premiere

Maclay Heriot
Jagwar Ma

After almost three years of touring the world with acts like Foals, The XX and Tame Impala, Australian psychedelic/dance act Jagwar Ma released second single “Slipping” from their sophomore album, Every Now & Then, premiering exclusively on Billboard.

The Sydney-formed band, consisting of members Gabriel Winterfield, Jono Ma and Jack Freeman, has released “Slipping” just two weeks before the album’s release.

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“This song started with an 808 kick drum and some chords I stacked and layered using an Oberheim 2 Voice,” the band said in a press statement. “Gab added these dreamy vocals over it and pretty soon we had the song. It’s positioned in the sequence as one of the turning points of the album, it's where things start to lock in and drop to a deeper dreamier world.”

This is the band’s first new album since 2013’s Howlin’.

The band reached out to Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and composer James Ford, who has worked with acts like Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys, for drum sessions on the album.

The song itself is said to be “a slow build with an excellent payoff,” while the record is said to maintain “an ebb and flow that echoes that of a day in costal Australia.”

The album is set to be released Oct. 14 through Mom + Pop Music. Listen to the single below:


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