TUNE Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something - Find A Place
JFATCS recorded two different performances of the track and mixed both versions in mono. As a result, in the full stereo version both mono mixes are playing at the same time, one panned hard left and the other hard right. This adds to the ethereal feel of the track as the brain processes both inputs. Producer Mark Estall was inspired by the ideas of Jason Pierce of Spiritualized who had intended to record their album ‘Ladies & Gentlemen... /Let It Come Down’ this way, but didn’t due to lack of funds.
On the track, Jemma says “The song is about feeling empowered and finding your stage, or place where you fit in physically and psychologically The concept of the song itself is about the duality of our internal and external representations of ourselves. The idea of feeling empowered and the external image finally matching with my internal narrative. I've always felt genderless or imbued with maleness when I play live but it wasn't until I performed i drag that i felt I could access those parts of me. For those elements to align was a powerful experience. The kind of cathartic nature of finally presenting your most inner power very publicly and using what could be paranoia or undermining thoughts to your advantage.”
On the track, producer Mark says, “I liked the idea of that situation where you see two people sat next to each other on a bus listening to a song on one headphone each from the same device ... that they'd actually both be listening to two different versions of the song. Also add to that the theme of the song which is about identity politics, specifically through the prism of drag and therefore expressed via dual identities ... it all fitted together nicely as a concept.”