Jack River’s debut album ‘Sugar Mountain’ was a glittery affair of slick indie pop-rock tracks with big hooks and a whole lot of emotions. The Aria nominated singer-songwriter is finally releasing her follow up EP on 14 February 2020 and she promises that this collection will be lyrically more direct with approaching her feelings.
The lead single ‘Later Flight’ is a straight up love song that hears her drowning her emotions in those loved up moments that has you doing big gestures and getting all dreamy in the name of love. “I will love you for all of my life. I know, I know. I will be forever by your side. I know” she confesses during the hopeful chorus.
The production starts off quite psychedelic and abstract with vocal synthesisers distorting the dreamy flow of the song before erupting into a grungey 90’s hook that reminds me of Shirley Manson’s band, Garbage.
But while there is potential, this song sort of falls flat. It takes a few listens for it to grow on you and even when it does grow, it’s still not as memorable as ‘Adolescent’ or ‘Fool’s Gold’. She has a lot of expectations to live up to with new music and this just didn’t reach them.