The Jacks – ‘Remember You’ (e.p.)
Putting out a rock release in 2020 is very rock'n'roll-it's rebellious-and that's exactly what The Jacks have done-and what they are: Rock'n'Roll
The young upstarts from sunny Southern California are barely four years old, but pack decades of influences into their sound.
The appropriately named band, named after a fan suggested they were "Jacks of all trades" have released an E.P. entitled 'Remember You'.
This is a follow up to their first self-titled E.P. and while we await an inevitable full length album from the group, this is a great sampler.
The band consists of: Jonny Stanback on lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Tom Hunter on lead guitar & vocals, bassist Scott Stone and Josh Roossin on drums.
Though with this E.P. we get a total of five songs, The Jacks make the most of their time together.
“Threw It All Away” kicks off the set with the kinda swagger you'd expect from Jagger, and the band explains "It’s about the feeling of being so close to perfection and having a great opportunity, yet one person decides to ruin that."
I don't expect that to be the case with these guys.
Track two, "We Were Only Young" is slower and more introspective, but don't let that description fool you-it has a great sound and feel to it that won't cause drowsiness.
What album (or E.P.) would be complete with an ode to lost love and a song named after a girl?
The girl in this case is 'Olivia'-another acoustic workout that the band explains works so much better that way, as they weren't able to capture the same feel via electricity-I trust their instincts on this one-they haven't let me down yet.
“The Only One” follows and is one of their newest songs and is followed by one of their earliest, which wraps up the excursion, 'Just A Little Bit'
I'm anxious to hear much more from The Jacks, and while I agree with the aforementioned fan's inspirational assessment, I might add that they have mastered a lot as well.