“I wouldn’t compliment myself for what I’ve become”. That’s funny Jack, because I would.
Jack Garratt [9/10] is gathering momentum like crazy at the moment. His delectable new single ‘Breathe Life’ is a masterclass of melody and rhythm and may just be his best to date. Jack has been knocking at the doors of mainstream success ever since the release of his debut Remnants – EP. His breakout single ‘Worry’, reached the kind of ‘oh… yeah I think I recognise this’ level of mainstream popularity, and after steadily turning more heads with subsequent releases, his last single ‘Weathered’ made it to the dizzying heights of ‘oh yeah I DO know this… this is a tune’. Now, armed with his most instantly lovable track thus far, Jack looks set to explode in a big way.
Garratt’s trademark shimmering synths and room-shaking sub-bass are sounding fuller than ever before on ‘Breathe Life’, and his vocals feel at his most earnest and heartfelt. The infectious chorus is a box of treats: The catchy vocal melody comes equipped with an addictive interplay between the bass and drums which give the chorus trampoline-like bounce. Holding the chorus together are the pivotal, driving chords, which are an echo back to 90’s piano-house. These parts all tie in together harmoniously to create an elated chorus that will have heads bobbing in bars, cars and living rooms all across the country soon enough, if it continues to get the support it deserves.
With the release of his debut album ‘Phase’ and a headline show at Brixton Academy, 2016 looks set to be a life-changing year for Jack Garratt.