Jack Simons' "Be Aggressive" Is Perfectly Loud & Proud

In stark contrast to the sparse acoustic melancholy of 2018's Crescent Cradles, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Simon's eleventh studio album dillydally is a multi-layered romp of willfully eccentric prog-pop.

The lead single ”Be Aggressive” is an experimental-pop romp, with driven by herky-jerky guitars, and a cheer chant chorus that pays homage to Faith No More’s similarly satirical queer anthem of the same name.

The first release from Simons since coming out as gay in early 2018, the album has a pervasive celebratory energy, with loud + proud angular anthems like “Here I Go On Top”. Whilst retaining the depressive psychoanalysis of past releases, the playful prog-isms of dillydally serve as a platform of positivity and irreverent fun for LGBTQ people, and anyone who has ever felt isolated as a result of being honest about who they are and what they really feel.