New Music: Jack Howard – Lightheavyweight 2

In 2018, Jack Howard released his first solo vinyl record, the beat and brass-drivenLightheavyweight. Written in hotel rooms around the world, it was a thrilling twist on Jack’s trademark lyricism.

Lightheavyweight 2 is different but similarWritten and recorded during our lockdown year of discontent 2021, it’s a local variant, drawing mostly on Jack’s St.Kilda life. Says Jack – “The tunes usually begin with a drum and bass loop or some layered horns and then proceed along very spontaneous lines. There might be a full lyric or just a handful of words. Maybe instrumental. A lot of flugel horn this time around and swirling synths; plus some fine guest appearances from Barry Palmer on guitar, Ed Bates on pedal steel, Paul Williamson on tenor sax and Fiona Leonard on backing vocals.”

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