Jack Cooper: “A Net”

Jack Cooper is an English artist from outside Blackpool, England.  With his forthcoming record, Sandgrown (8/25 Trouble In Mind Records) he’s attempted to distill his experience of growing up on the Fylde Coast into his songwriting.  If the first single, “A Net” is any indicator, he’s succeeded in at least painting a vivid portrait.  The single is a gently paced amble through finger-picked folk and Cooper’s delicate tenor.  Of the tune Cooper said “The thing I really wanted to do was make something that sounded like how it felt in the fields and woods near my house… to make something that sounded uneasy.”  While “uneasy” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind in the languidly pretty tune, it is easy to see how it could evoke the pastoral aspect of what Cooper describes. Pre-order Sandgrown via Trouble In Mind or grab a copy when it comes out this Friday. 

     – Jon


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