There are several moments on Deathlist's new LP A Canyon where Jenny Logan's solo project reminds of a chilled-out slice of Nine Inch Nails, and the acoustic picking on the lethargic but driving "Dream Legs" feels like it could be from the MTV Unplugged catalog of The Cure or NIN.
Her third full-length in as many years under this moniker, and first since parting ways with Summer Cannibals, is out on February 8. Recorded at Destination: Universe! with Victor Nash engineering, mostly in spring and summer of 2018, Harrison Rapp (Divers) provided some production help and a little auxiliary guitar.
"'Dream Legs' is one of the quieter songs on the record," Logan says. "We had tried layering some other instruments over the guitar but it just didn't sound right. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar and I think it works as just a very minimal song."
"'Dream Legs' refers to trying to find your legs in an alternate reality—like 'sea legs' but in a dream," Logan tells. "I've lost so many friends in the last few years that I started to get this persistent sense of unreality, like, 'Can this really be the real world?' It feels like a fucked up dream. So the song is about trying to find your way around a weird reality before you die and forget about everything you once had figured out."