NOLA’s People Museum Create Genre Bending World on Debut ‘I Dreamt You In Technicolor’
album premiere

Merging the seemingly disparate worlds of jazz, classical and pop, NOLA-based duo People Museum has created a musical landscape that draws from the best of all worlds.

Each half brings to it their expertise — Claire Givens is a classically trained pianist and choral teacher while trombonist Jeremy Phipps grew up playing in marching bands and jazz groups. Together the pair cover vast sonic ground, pulling from each other’s strengths and applying an electronic exterior. The resulting debut album I Dreamt You In Technicolor showcases an avant garde orchestral pop vibe, reminiscent of artists from Bjork to Sylvan Esso. While there is a wide range of instruments and production techniques, the record never feels fractured. Bookended by brighter pop tunes like “Eye 2 Eye” and “Close 2 You,” the in between is filled with darker more mysterious tonalities, like on “Let Go” and “Bible Belt.” The duo says,

I Dreamt You In Technicolor is the first chapter of People Museum’s journey exploring the sounds of future New Orleans. It is a refection on living in different parts of the south and seeing that it can be both suppressive and radical. We want to help the listener be released from the anxieties around them, find a home in our music, and dance.”

I Dreamt You In Technicolor is out September 28. Stay tuned for a tour announcement and listen to the full album below:

photo by: Daniel Grey