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.