When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause, his third full-length to date, he had lofty
ambitions: Don't just write another album; create another world. One with enough detail
and texture and dimension that a listener could step inside, explore, and inhabit it as they see
fit. "I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me," he says.
"I'm terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or
not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That
reinvention doesn't need to be drastic, but every new record has to have its own identity,
and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before."