Jake Howden is two for two with the stunning ‘Move’
When Central Coast-based singer/songwriter JAKE HOWDEN last delivered in beautiful track ‘Lonely’, he was giving us a soundtrack to a sneaky 3am glass of red and a bottle full of tears. Now, seemingly determined to have his silky-smooth voice once again quake us to our core, Howden has gone and given us a song that is filled to the brim with emotion.
‘Move’ is lacquered in the optimism and volatility of a foggy sunrise while still clinging on to the overwhelming emotions of the night before. In fact, as the song elegantly drifts from start to finish, Howden is drowning in nostalgia with the repetition of “How we used to move” over soaring synths and a delicate guitar melody.
For fans of Jack Garratt, Jake Howden has settled himself comfortably and naturally between the electronic and the organic. The two realms never feel like they’re trying to outdo the other – in fact, Howden utilises synths and his guitar in a way that lets them operate symbiotically and in perfect peace.
Of the track, Howden says, “(it’s) a story of someone who’s in a highrise building and as everything around them is crumbling all they can see is their partner. and all of the memories they have together just flash through their head.”
“It could even be that the song is about a relationship that’s broken down,” he adds, “but all that person can think of is the good times they shared.”
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD