What Is The Faintest Idea?
11 tracks finding new emotional depths, setting Jon's intimate acoustic performances in immense melodic pop landscapes.
The Faintest Idea’s title is based on the notion that all of us are fleeting and tiny, but as such we're all the same and interconnected, and so huge and permanent. “There’s a fine line between a metaphor and a pun, so I guess it dances on that” and explores the contrasts between the warmth of Gomm’s acoustic articulation with more icy affairs, thanks to the synth parts and production work from Australian musician Andy Sorenson, together they have created a contemporary masterpiece.
Often cited as one of the most naturally gifted acoustic artists of the modern age, Gomm drew inspiration from his own experiences over the last few years. And while there have been moments of joyous celebration, by his own admission there has also been plenty of personal upheaval: “This album has been a long time coming,” he reflects. “I tend to write in a really painstaking way. The last few years of my life have involved a lot of personal trauma, and making this music has got me through it.”
The album is complemented by the delicate hand drawn pen and ink cover art created by Lee Zimmerman.