Howl – “Jack All”
Howl‘s Happy Valley LP is one of the more underrated releases of the past few months. A pitiful 69 Facebook likes on the Bandcamp page seems cruel fare to an album of such diverse, dazzling results. The “Leo Johnson“ track in particular brought about a good amount of love over the UK and Josh’s project has since gone on to play their first live show, alongside Saint Lou Lou and indie-pop group Casablanca.
But “Jack All”—taken from a forthcoming Hart EP—is indication of real progression, as downtrodden lyrics get further sunken by a warped, heavy-hearted blend of twisted percussion patterns and unstructured glimpses of guitar. Similar to hearing King Krule at his furtherest depths, Howl have produced their most direct, downbeat song to date.
Josh told Portals a little more about the track, which you can listen to below:
“Jack All” is one of the first songs I wrote specifically not about how I feel but in reaction to someones feelings for me. I got into a situation where I felt someone was changing to gain approval be it from me or other people and I hate that. But I guess as much as it’s a song about being frustrated there’s also this care I still have for the person ‘darling please don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do to you/crying’s as far as we both need to go’