Jack Grace returns and brings fresh complex feels with him in ‘BE4UGO’
Sydney producer/singer/songwriter/sonic wizard JACK GRACE has re-introduced himself under the bright banners of Of Leisure with the release of glistening new track, ‘BE4UGO’.
For the past year, Jack Grace has been brewing more of his own melodic magic while broadening his musical dexterity across collaborative works with fellow comrades amongst the scene, notably underpinning material from NGAIIRE, BUOY and CHRISTOPHER PORT.
After expanding his own production scope and proclivity for synchronising raw tones and cavorting beats, Jack’s forthcoming solo material has him posed to make some serious waves over the coming months. This latest offering presents itself as a brittle, romantic account of relationships pushed to the nth degree, employing a beautifully delicate production methodology in a truthful embrace of the fragility of love and uncertainty.
Jack explains: “‘BE4UGO’ is about being in love and full of doubt. It’s less pessimism and more desperation. When you feel every time someone walks out the door it1s the last time. As I was writing I let the form mimic the way a typical shallow thought cycles through my head on repeat, it resulted in less song, and more idea.”
‘BE4UGO’ launches with minimalistic cosmic beats which unfurl a dystopian atmosphere through glitchy rhythmic textures and eerie tones. Ethereal vocals play narrator to these unsettling ambiences before being greeted with more tangible melodic reinforcements from keys and soft synth pads, while a foreboding sub-bass perpetuates adrenaline-inducing polyrhythms.
This stunningly detailed austere soundscape later finds an exuberant dulcet resolve: tinting the song’s melancholic tales with colourful timbres amid the ongoing nuances of gloom to transform a harrowingly beautiful sentiment into a reassuring tenderness that is absolutely addictive.
We can happily say that ‘BE4UGO’ is the first instalment from Jack Grace’s forthcoming seven track collection, If I Tremble, so do stay on the line if you’d like more of these motley feels.
Words by FREYA DINESEN
Image by: Adrian Price