Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Jack Galloway

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Falling For You is a little different from the kind of songs I normally write, to be honest. It’s a shamelessly happy song, and even a little naive, if not very sweet-natured. It’s essentially about completely falling head over heels for someone when you first meet them, and that mutual infatuation you should have with someone at the start of a relationship. 

It’s not really about that deep, meaningful love you experience when you’ve been with someone for a long time, but more about that visceral excitement of when something is just kicking off in your life, and you’ve met someone that you really hope is going to be a game-changer for you. When I was growing up, pop-punk was one of my favourite music genres, listening to bands like Blink-182 and Simple Plan … and I think you can hear elements of this stylistically in the song!

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

I had been in various bands / duos prior to my first single release a solo artist, so the process of releasing a single wasn’t all that new to me.  But when I released ‘Key To Your Heart’ back in 2019, it felt epic because it was the first time I’d ever released a track which was completely mine, and mine alone!

It felt like sharing part of my personality with the world through music, which was something I’d never really felt before. Also the support I got from my friends, and the fanbase that I started to see grow at that point, was such an awesome thing to have start off!

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

The song that comes to mind actually hasn’t been released yet (it will be on my debut album next year)! Ha.

But from all my released tracks, I’d have to give that one to ‘Anima’. I love that song. I didn’t write it to be a single or chart-song. In its bare bones, the song is made up of two self-reflective verses, an acoustic guitar riff and a catchy hook. It’s very simple, but very true to me and what I felt at the time I wrote it.

Your favourite song to play live:

End Of This Road! 100%.It’s the song I open with live sets (and track 1 on the EP) for a reason! I love it’s energy.

Your most emotional track:

People will probably expect me to answer with Blame It On The Rain because that’s the sad ballad on the EP … but I’m going to have to say End of This Road is definitely the most emotional, in my opinion.

It’s just the emotions we’re dealing with are less about sadness and more about frustration, exasperation and even rage. For me, it’s a very personal song based on my own experiences.

The best lyric you have ever written:

The one that comes to mind is from an unreleased song – so you’ll need to wait til later in the year!;)
But as of yet, my personal favourite is:

‘We’re focussed on what the President said,But less of us watching the precedents set The Netflix Amazon bubble keeps us in check.”

I think it’s a pretty succinct critique of the way a lot of people consume news and media these days, and avoid the bigger existential questions provided they’re appeased with their low-resolution entertainment. 

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

It’s been SO long, that I can hardly remember! I guess the pandemic has killed dead a lot of the opportunities to play live, which I hope will come back in due course. When I’m about the play a show with my full band though, to a relatively sizeable audience who have an energetic vibe and are out for a good night, I absolutely love it! Their energy becomes my energy and when the crowd are behind you, enjoying their drinks and having a good time, the nerves you feel kind of become like a strange sort of high!

The hardest track to play live:

I’d say Falling For You, simply because of the guitar solo … I really have to be on point! Haha

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Touring is something I haven’t experienced … not yet at least!

Describe your fans in three words:

Loyal. Intelligent. Kind.I like to make myself as accessible to my fans as possible via social media platforms. Obviously I can’t always talk to everyone, but the fans I’ve spoken to and know are such sweet and cool people. 

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

There are so many – how can you ask me to reduce it to just one?!
Okay, so I’m going to pick two

  • The Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)
  • Bed Of Roses (Bon Jovi)

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

I’ve got a lot of travelling planned for the year ahead. What I like to do is film new music videos in every new country / city / region I’m in – even if they’re only cover videos. As of this moment, I’ve got about 12 songs shot in various places around the world that are up for release, and I’ve got many more planned!

If all goes well, I’ll be releasing my first studio album this year too! As for gigs and tours, it’s still too early to tell, especially with our government in the UK!Show quoted text

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