As he prepares to release a stately new solo single – JACK VALERO – will be hitting the road this Autumn.
Readying ‘Form Over Function’ for 8th November, Jack will be taking in dates in London, Sheffield, Hull and Manchester throughout the month in support of the new release. Full dates and details can be found below.
‘Form Over Function’ finds Jack lamenting a love that never was, his voice shimmering with equal parts pain and power in a modern take on the torch song tradition – his conversational lyrics set to a very English take on Americana. The gentle strum of his acoustic guitar combines with mournful piano to build an hypnotic elegance over the song’s six-minute journey. Jack’s opening words immediately set the tone of overwhelming loneliness as he sings, “Walked into the crowd to be alone.” Its hook is similarly affecting: “If you ain’t gonna see me tonight, there really ain’t much I can do… but I never thought I’d leave here without your love.”
‘Form Over Function’ completes the video trilogy that Jack started with recent singles ‘Heaven Help Me’ and ‘Hollow Warmth’. While those visuals found Jack portraying characters wedged between isolation and eccentricity, this new clip takes a different approach. Jack plays himself, a young man who reacts to the song’s tale of heartbreak by retreating away from the world. While it provides some fun easter egg flashbacks to his previous videos, it also poses a bigger talking point. Can you tell if someone is secretly struggling? Or if they are hiding their troubles under a facade?
JACK VALERO – ‘FORM OVER FUNCTION’ – OUT 8 NOVEMBER