Jack Galloway’s new EP!
Jack Galloway is a London born and bred recording artist and music producer. The epitome of a free spirit, when he’s not in the recording studio, Jack is usually exploring a far-off country or chilling on a beach somewhere. Described as a ‘dreamer’ and ‘old soul’ all throughout his childhood, Jack started writing songs and playing guitar at the age of 12 – having been heavily influenced by his father’s love of rock music. Bringing a fresh flavour to the 80’s and 90’s stadium style pop/rock music, peppered with a west-coast rock texture and the influence of modern country artists, the result is a sound which is familiar, yet uncharted. Jack delivers a heart-on-sleeve approach to his songwriting, combining it with an aggressive “I’ll speak my truth” attitude and a unique sensitivity and openness about his own life.
His upcoming EP, Only Hours In, is a collection of five songs all showcasing his unapologetic authenticity and honesty. Refusing to conform to other people’s ideologies, Jack creates music that is true to who he is. Giving an insight into his life, the EP touches on heartbreak, the darker side of a toxic relationship, free-spirited, feel-good love and a defiant, anti-mainstream political statement.
Starting off with the uptempo pop-rock track “End Of This Road”, this is Jack’s most personal song so far, detailing his experiences whilst caught up in a destructive, circular pattern in what he considers to be the most toxic relationship he’s ever been in.
Then there is “Falling For You” – a heartfelt song that takes you back a few years in Jack’s life and traces a story he wrote, inspired by the early days with his ex-girlfriend. The song speaks of the emotions you go through in a relationship, right up till its downfall. Jack explains, “Falling For You isn’t really about one relationship – it’s more about any first date you go on where you know you’re in deep with them straight away!” The accompanying music video, which was filmed in Portugal, captures the un-staged moments caught on camera over a weekend with Jack and his friends spending time at the beach, drinking and partying. “Watching the video, you can just see the love between all of us. The fact that the song itself is about a romantic love story but the music video reflects a more important familial love and friendship is pretty sweet.”
“Anima” is a self-reflective piece as much as anything. The ‘anima’ is a term originally from Jungian psychology which describes the feminine component within a man’s subconscious. Playing with this concept and reflecting upon his own personality, Jack put it into a made-up character of a girl. He confides, “I know that people who I’ve been romantically involved with in the past have been frustrated with certain things within me because I am quite free-spirited, I’m a dreamer, and a lot of people find these traits quite disruptive/difficult to pin down. So I put the shoe on the other foot and am singing this song about a girl who embodies these personality characteristics. The essence of the song is that no matter how much I try to reach out to her, I can’t keep her.”
The EP rounds off with the heartbreak power ballad “Blame It On The Rain” and the politically charged “2020 Won.” Only Hours In succeeds in taking you into the mind of a spiritually connected existentialist navigating his way through life, love and meaning.
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