Originally From Saint Petersburg, Florida, Jack has been finessing his stand-out sound over the last few years, taking inspiration from the likes of Jai Paul, Mac Miller and Jean Dawson. Now based in Nashville Tennessee, Jack is fully immersed in the thriving underground music scene that Nashville has to offer. From producing and songwriting with fellow emerging artists to hosting open-to-public networking studio sessions and events through ca.mp3, he’s someone who’s finger is on the pulse of new music. Accompanied by an impressive visual, his new single 'EVEREST HEIGHTS' fuses a blend of r&b, indie and alt-rap, leaving you with a new tune born to soundtrack only the finest summer evenings. We sat down with Jack to talk about his latest single, biggest inspirations, approach to writing and career highlights.
Where did the vision start and how did it progress?
The instrumental came together quickly, probably in less than an hour or so, but the lyrics were initially different pieces of a couple songs & I didn’t find the right arrangement of the puzzle pieces for a while. I had two songs, one where I liked the hook and didn’t like the verses, and one where I liked the verses but not the hook. When I was listening back to this beat, I was freestyling trying to find the right fit, and eventually I tried the pieces of those two songs, and it felt perfect to me.
Describe your sound in three words?
warm summer days
Can you tell us about your latest release, EVEREST HEIGHTS, and what inspired the lyrics and music video?
The lyrics were mostly inspired by just daily life and trying to make the best of everything. The first idea I had for the video was the fisheye car scene. A couple years ago I was sitting in the trunk riding home from a restaurant cause we had too many people in the car, I was just getting thrown around the trunk when we went around turns, and I thought it’d be visually interesting to perform the song in that setting. The editing took me a while to get right but I just wanted it to feel hypnotizing with different sequences of video frames and arrangements.
Is there a certain place where you feel the most creative?
My studio in my house is definitely my favorite creative spot to hang out, but in the last year or two I think I’ve sat on the floor more than at my desk and that’s been kind of fun & inspires a different energy.
We’re all about new music discovery– who is an artist that you think everybody should be listening to right now?
Neaux ID. He’s been putting out some incredible music lately and is heavy in my listening rotation.
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration in your career so far and why?
Tyler, the Creator for sure. Been listening to him for forever, his creative output is unparalleled, and he does everything. I’m trying to be like that.
What's been a highlight in your work so far?
Directing & editing the video for EVEREST HEIGHTS has been a huge highlight for me, I’ve been working as a production assistant on some video shoots over the past year trying to learn how everything works in the video world, and this video was the first time where I got to make decisions and create what I was envisioning.
How do you approach writing lyrics and what themes do you like to explore?
I usually write down short pieces of lyrics as I think of things throughout the day, and when I sit in my studio and start making beats I’ll go through and try to put those pieces together.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
Enjoy! Have fun be safe be good to people tell your friends you love them.
What can we expect from you next?
More music, more videos, more shows, more everything.
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