album: Supermoon - Jack Swing
Jack Swing has returned, releasing their brand new EP titled Supermoon. Swaggering with confidence and energy from the start, the 5-track EP is ceaseless in its presentation of a rapidly impressionable rock and roll identity. From the grit and swinging guitar of the seemingly unstoppable “Monkey Around” to the slinking slow-burn turned controlled ferocity of “Too Slow,” Supermoon is a continuation of the band’s already impressive catalog. Although the release is only five tracks, it’s a spirited affair, delivering on a uniquely, modern-day take of a classic genre. Taking its musical inspiration from a cosmic occurrence, Supermoon, as the title would suggest, looms larger than life; with roaring instrumentals, hypnotic vocals, and a listening experience that holds you tight with its power.
In celebration of the EP’s release, we invited Isaiah Ross of the band to share his thoughts on the new release, and what it represents for Jack Swing.
The best way to describe Supermoon is a declaration of who Jack Swing actually is. With Cloud Cover, I wrote and recorded those songs as a way to create this band and get to make art out of certain emotions that I didn't know what else to do with. Supermoon is that idea fully realized.
These are songs that we all put so much of ourselves into. I never wanted myself to be seen as Jack Swing. I want that to be a title for everyone in the band, we're all Jack Swing. This is the first release that reflects that. With calling it Supermoon, I'm referring to the extremely powerful energies that we find ourselves experiencing all the time. Things that make you want to curl up in ball and other things that make you feel like there's nothing in the world you can't take on. It's about taking these energies and owning them. Deciding to love life in a society where it's very difficult to.