Premiere | Jimmy Turturici, "We Watch"

 Jimmy Turturici live at East Village Cafe in Monterey; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Jimmy Turturici live at East Village Cafe in Monterey; press photo courtesy of the artist.

There continues to be a low key creative brilliance that shines about the sleepy coast of the Monterey Peninsula. Exemplary of this is local artist/producer Jimmy Turturici who debuts the unique and moody moonbeam ballad titled “We Watch”. It’s the sound of southwest country-western tumbleweed wonders rolling into the smoky and foggy serenity of the 831’s windy roads, sand dunes, forests and mystic enclaves—all along the rocky shoreline edges of the Pacific. The classic and dusty troubadour style gets updated with a haunted sense of pensive calm like a specter’s song sung like the winding howls and moans of the wandering and restless breeze.

“We Watch” is delivered by Jimmy like a weathered journeymen sharing tales of trials and tribulations seen and recalled at some gritty truck stop diner that sits lonely along the stretches of the 101 freeway. Turturici turns the ballad into something of a modern day highwaymen’s lament that is executed with a steady and purposeful engine rhythm and an understated synth progression that glows like the indigo illumination luster from a truck cab’s dashboard. The subdued melodies and subtle arrangement moves like the emotions that travel throughout the consciousness during the long stretches of dark night walks and long distance drives. The burdens of the day and the weight of the world are recollected like passages from the history books, magazine features and news articles that have yet to be published and printed. Jimmy Turturici’s single paints a melancholic electro portrait of our current day quagmires that searches for the solace and sanctuary of a better day.

 Jimmy Turturici live at Mirkwood; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Jimmy Turturici live at Mirkwood; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Jimmy Turturici provided the following candid thoughts, observations and feelings surrounding the new single:

“We Watch”

Watching the clock observing life at a dispassionate distance…

A letter to a future and a reevaluation of what we choose to see and accept with a chilling yet comedic reminder that we have 6 billion years or so to worry about shit that doesn’t matter — but to be here in the now in order to be aware of it what is really important.

But I'll let the song speak its words.

Listen to more from Jimmy Turturici via Spotify and the artist’s label Natural Satellite.