Jack Garratt has launched three new songs, ‘Better’, ‘Get In My Way’ and ‘Mend A Heart’.
They’re cuts from his upcoming second album ‘Love, Death & Dancing’, now due for release on 12th June instead of its original 29th May, due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
“[‘Love, Death & Dancing’ is] dance music for people who don’t want to go out,” says Jack of the evidently timely record.
“‘Better’ is a dance song about the end of times,” he adds. “It’s a song about the claustrophobia some of us feel when confronted by daily reminders of how a change outside of our control is coming, and how we force ourselves into repetitive sequences of familiarity and nostalgia to feel safe again. It’s a distracting fable about self-awareness and futile escapism.”
The singer recently explained his lengthy absence from music to the BBC in a new interview, revealing how he was hit with crippling self-doubt and had to take time out to focus on his health.
“It screwed me completely,” the 28-year-old said of his quickfire success with his debut album. “All I ever wanted to do was make music that I wanted to listen to. And, at a time when I was figuring that out, I got put into a corner where I had to defend myself for winning awards that I didn’t ask for.”