Multi-instrumentalist Jack Ellis opens up about his charmingly intense and honest ‘The Storm’ – out now via District South Records – a convincing song that tackles themes of love and loss, as snapshots in our life strip us bare, leaving us afraid of allowing ourselves to love again…
Hi Jack, how are you doing today?
Apart from a slight hangover, I’m doing pretty great
Can you tell us about your new single ‘The Storm’?
It’s a track I wrote around a year ago with elements of an ended relationship, the ups the downs storming around a guitar riff
The video feels very dark and emotional, was that always the main goal?
We took a different relationship approach with the video, with the relationship between a father and daughter, but yes dark and emotional is the idea, and it is explained in “part 2” of the video which is on its way.
You’ve been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard – that must feel pretty great right?!
2 incredible writers that I highly rate, Its a great feeling to be put in their category of real heartfelt music! Maybe I’m writing down notes from the best? Or maybe I’m just listening to good music!
Describe your sound in five words:
Alternative, Dynamic, Emotionally, Real Music
Have you ever been caught in a massive storm before?
Once or twice, I live in Wales.
What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
I’m currently hitting the studio pretty hard, got a lot of new music brewing. I’ve got a few cool festivals coming up, ending the summer with Looe Festival, which is going to be crazy! I plan to keep doing what i’m doing, living, writing and playing as much as I can and as far as I can.