It is hard enough to get past the second album syndrome. Jungle’s latest album, Loving In Stereo is their most complete record. Josh Lloyd-Watson, who co-founded the band with Tom MacFarlan in 2013, says that “this third one is a realization.”
It’s a balance of energy and swagger. There isn’t a record on the album that’s not cool in some way. Jungle is still cool even though some of their cheesier tracks aren’t as good. Their unique blend of soul-infused funk and disco has earned them a loyal following. “Casio”, “Busy Earnin’,” and other songs have over 50 million Spotify streams. The band’s reputation has been described as “slick” throughout their careers. Jungle’s live shows have been a highlight at UK festivals. Ask your friends if they have ever seen Jungle live at a festival, they’ll most likely say it was their favorite set of the weekend. Loving In Stereo was almost complete in 2019, and Lloyd-Watson, MacFarlan spent a lot of time refining its sound. They transformed tracks that were previously on the cutting table into.