Exploring their Mysterious Project Through 90’s Goggles
It’s rarely one finds a truly killer young project. One that so well rounded that you’d be tricked into thinking it’s an old-school band. An Invisible Jet is a project started by composer, musician and guitarist Matt Blum from Portland, OR. They began back in 2020, and considering how recent this project began, while the set list is still modest, he completely slam dunks the entire thing. An Invisible Jet is bold in its influences from 90’s indie rock, metal, and post-punk. Beyond this, the entire project is decidedly mysterious and there’s little to no photo evidence of the group. Only highly apparent trails of unmistakable sound that lead to them.
That signature sound has developed to involve an intricate guitar-riff at the heart of the song, as is evident in their newest single, “You Can Touch My Face,” released March 11th. According to their personal music theory, “Writing the song involves capturing a strong melody, but there must also be a dark or unexpected element to the song to remain interesting.”
Right off the bat this song wasted no time in serving a grand entrance. The melody revvs up after a bone chattering guitar intro meets drums headfirst, the lone sounds a solid several seconds before the vocals are ever introduced. And the vocal introduction is subtle in comparison. Think moody Pixie’s energy, never speaking louder than you need to until absolutely necessary. And he maintains this energy even into a spoken word bridge/pre-chorus, which throws heavy impact on the short but explosive chorus yelling one singular statement, “You can touch my face.” It’s the perfect amount of layering, 1990’s anger in a screaming guitar, and feels multidimensional well beyond the scope of this surprisingly being a one-man project.
This mysterious, powerful character is not beyond your reach anymore! “You Can Touch My Face,” released March 11. In addition, the debut album from An Invisible Jet is set to drop soon, as announced on his Instagram recently, and you can bet our finger is already ready for the pulse. Find his work on Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube!