JACKSON CARROLL (NSW)
Following on from the release of his empathetic debut “Holy Hell” earlier in 2019, Sydney’s Jackson Carroll has returned, this time brandishing an unapologetic, compelling new single in “How Does It Feel?” Another indicator of the lush indie terrain Carroll’s thriving artistry.
The title of the song alone provokes self-observation, while the arrangement adds drama to Carroll’s rich vocal sways. Akin to the likes of Matt Corby, Ollie English and Alexander Burnett, Carroll’s hold on melody and rich depth makes the final result an immersive and emotional piece of music that wraps the listener up instantly. “I always have to look at the song retrospectively – it’s one of the earliest songs I wrote and I hadn’t really experienced heartbreak or any kind of strained relationship when I wrote it. Things are different now… and it’s funny to look back and say ‘wow, I was pretty spot on with how I’d feel about the whole thing in the aftermath” Jackson Carroll
“I hear a bit of Jeff Buckley and City and Colour in the storrytelling and high notes in voice here” – Triple J Unearthed, Claire Mooney
“…contemplative, emotive and just the right amount of moody, immediately bringing to mind the likes of Jeff Buckley, Australia’s Matt Corby, as well as the Belgian-Egyptian artist Tamino, who’s also been channeling those Buckley vibes” – The AU Review
It’s hard to believe this haunting track is actually his debut, because it sounds so accomplished. It’s polished yet raw, emotional yet just restrained enough.” – Sounds of OZ
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