Jack Garratt is very pleased to share details of his second album ‘Love, Death & Dancing’ - out June 12th.
‘Love, Death & Dancing’ is a candid, extremely personal exploration of the past few years of Jack’s life, which saw him buckle under the monumental pressure of his early success. “I was in what should have been this huge celebratory moment,” Jack says. “I’m 24, 25, my album has not only sold but sold well, globally, the tours were selling out, I was getting all these accolades and awards - I should have felt comfortable, at the very least. And instead I was scared and alone, and desperate for affection. I’d realised that a lot of the pillars of affection were hollow; they weren’t real.”
The period that followed saw Jack struggle in his personal relationships, scrap an entire follow-up album and grapple with self-loathing and suicidal thoughts. “The album was written from the point of view of someone who has a functioning sadness,” he says. “The album is about that functionality, that day-to-day battle, conversation, tug of war.” Now, having taken some much-needed time out of the limelight, sought therapy and found peace within himself, Jack is ready to deliver his proudest body of work to date. It’s a triumphant testament to survival and courage and ultimately a joyous album, introducing a sleeker, more refined artist with a no-holds-barred mentality and a powerful story to tell.
‘Love, Death & Dancing’ will be released on June 12th on Island Records.
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