The singer-songwriter gets candid on his journey so far.
While we would normally be blasting club bangers loud and proud on Friday afternoon to get us into the mood, with it STILL being January we’re in our feels and Jack Kane comforting our sorrows. Blessing our playlists with a warming single filled with heartfelt emotion and bouts of love, the artist croons over the assuring production before landing at the compelling climax.
Speaking on the release, the artist said, “I had the hook “it hurts but I’ll have to come to terms” bouncing around my head for a long time, and when I decided it was time to write the rest of the song, it all came together pretty quickly. I wanted it to be a really honest reflective take on the end of a relationship and I hope that comes across in the lyrics.”
Having kickstarted his career with a selection of writing sessions and gigs, the singer-songwriter is set to debut his forthcoming EP this year as well as return to the stage. Speaking with us virtually, the singer gave us the lowdown on his career so far and how he’s ready for the next step.
Check out the interview below…
Hey Jack, how are you? How has this past year been?
It’s been brilliant, I feel like I’m on a really nice roll with things, and doing music full time is such a blessing. The music I have released so far has opened up so many great avenues for me to be creative, let’s hope it continues!
The pandemic affected everyone in different ways, did it affect you creatively?
Massively. I think the silver lining for a lot of creatives was that it gave us guilt-free time. I could sit in my room for 3 days and do nothing but play music and write, and not feel lazy, especially at the start when everything was at a standstill, I felt the most inspired I’ve felt in a long time.
How did you first get into music? What sparked the interest?
The boring answer is it’s always been something I’ve just done. But if I had to pick an eureka moment it was getting my first iPod and set of headphones. I could play the same song on repeat for a week without annoying anyone. I was probably about 7 or 8 and it had all my dad’s music on it already so I fell in love with artists like The Eagles and Hall And Oats fairly young.
and you’re from Hertfordshire, do you think your area impacted your sound in any way?
Being so close to London means I can get to writing sessions, gigs etc easily so it’s super handy. And I get the best of both worlds because whilst I’m close to the city, I also really love to write outside, and you can find loads of really peaceful, nature-y places in Hertfordshire to do that. I use a lot of nature references in my songs, but never correlated the two before now!
You already cultivated a fanbase before the release of your first single, did you feel any pressures at all?
If anything the complete opposite! It was so nice to know that at least someone was going to hear the music when it came out. I’d played a few snippets of my stuff live on socials before releasing and the reaction was always very lovely. I think I’ve managed to somehow generate a fan base of only really nice people.
But now you’re dropping your new single “Come to Terms” what was your mindset approaching this project?
I had the hook “it hurts but I’ll have to come to terms” bouncing around my head for a long time, and when I decided it was time to write the rest of the song, it all came together pretty quickly. I wanted it to be a really honest reflective take on the end of a relationship and I hope that comes across in the lyrics.
And it’s all about heartbreak and early love, what was it like tapping into these emotions?
I find it pretty easy to dive into past emotions, and most of my sad writing is done after I’m over a situation. I think I’m one of those people that bottle a lot of things up, which is awful for general well-being, but it’s super handy for writing, as all you need to do is pop the lid, and you’re right back in the moment again!
What do you want people to take away from your music?
I just want people to connect with it in some way. Whether they hear a lyric that they think is cool or they fall in love with a certain melody, I just hope it makes you feel something.
Who would you say inspires you?
Like everyone I take inspiration from classic artists; Fleetwood mac, James Taylor, Billy Joel. But I’m also currently feeling really inspired by so many Independent artists like Lizzy McAlpine and Aziya, who are releasing such incredible music and using their platforms to talk directly to fans. Social media has made it so much easier to be heard, and I love discovering new artists through it.
What are you most excited for this year?
I’m already booked in with a ton of amazing producers so can’t wait to write alongside them and see what we come out with. Other than that hopefully I’ll be doing lots more live shows too. It’s normally just me and guitar or stage, but I’d love to play with a band at some point, whether that’s this year I’m not sure, but fingers crossed.