March 3, 2009

Let's just Jack.

Just Jack Embers:



The history of the world in 3 minutes 39. It becomes particularly colossal during World War One when those strings come in. All the icons are here: cheating cavemen, "The Oedipus Family," Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill. And the final seconds are immaculate. Puhfect.

Seriously, it makes me a bit sullen that a song like this will slip past while the world focuses on a relatively undeserving U2. Just Jack is the future of classic pop music.

Embers is out on CD /download March 23. The album All Night Cinema (tracklist and cover) - likely one of the best albums of 2009 - is out April 6. Stream Embers and new song Goth In The Disco at his myspace.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Doesn't sound like it will have much chart potential but it's interesting.

xolondon said...

True, but...

Paul said...

interestingly there are a lot of Just Jack wannabes out there, but the original is still the most amazing and underrated. Poor Jack. He should be massive.

Trixie said...

The album is quite a mixed bag, but when it's good it's great. Goth in the Disco is fun and sounds very Calvin Harris but my favourite is final track 'Basement' which is instrumental and just soaring brilliance.