Just Jack 8-minute documentary:
Just Jack's new album is called All Night Cinema and it's out on April 6. Although the evidence of his brilliance exists on his two previous LPs, I did not understand the extent of his musical chops until watching this mini documentary. Fittingly, he says this is more of a "song" album - not so much rap. I was chatting with Poster Girl about how underestimated Jack is and how this , to some degree, works to his benefit. He is full of surprises.
His new album includes (hear samples in the youtube doc)...
253: "Jaunty" pop song with harmonica
The Day I Died: Beckian (eg: folk with beats)
Astronaut: Jamiroquai, but far less champers'n'tits'n'blackeyes
Blood: Like his last two records
Basement: MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR. THIS IS THE SHIT!
Goth In The Disco: Needs to be a single, if there is a God
All Night Cinema: is, well, cinematic
The first single is Embers, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. It's a string-based, almost choral track and a big left turn for Jack. Vincent Frank watch out.
XO's Top Ten Plus One Just Jack Songs
Eye To Eye
Triple Tone Eyes
Starz In Their Eyes
Writers Block (Seamus Haji Mix)
Let's Get Really Honest
Starz In Their Eyes (Boss Boss Mix)