(New York, NY): Jack Gray’s new EP, ‘Nights Like This,’ is out today via Warner Music Group. The 5-song collection by the “unassuming pop star” (Alt Citizen) juxtaposes conflicting emotions, tackling weighty topics with subtle nuance and thoughtful reflection, while also capturing the beautiful highs and messy lows of the journey into adulthood.
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‘Nights Like This’ is a collection of songs written and recorded over the past two years that reflect Jack’s remarkable growth as an artist and producer. The EP includes “Down Side of Up” a fast-paced sugar rush that clocks in at less than two-and-a-half frenetic minutes as it balances optimism and pessimism, while the slow-burning “Take Our Time” builds from a hushed piano ballad into a dreamy synth-scape filled exploring fantasy and reality through a tragic yet beautiful love story. “Drunk Talk,” is an infectious slice of pop-rock and “Fools,” a deep, moving tune that soars, premiered on popular Aussie radio station Triple J.
Jack is set to play his first solo showcase in New York at The Standard East Village on Monday, June 3rd, following the release of his debut EP. Earlier this year, Jack completed his first-ever run of North American dates opening for fellow Aussie Dean Lewis, someone who has always been a mentor and a friend. He also opened for pop darling Ella Vos at Brooklyn Steel and "quickly won the crowd over" with his “moving set” (Popdust). Jack will return home to Australia for a headlining multi-date tour in support of new music.
Read more here: https://www.popdust.com/jack-gray-interview-2635085200.html
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Blurring the lines between pop charisma, R&B swagger, and rock and roll propulsion, the collection showcases the young Australian’s deft hand as both a writer and producer, one with a preternatural knack for infectious hooks and emotionally resonant arrangements. Gray sings with a seemingly effortless intimacy, his easygoing demeanor often belying the relentless work ethic and minute attention to detail that goes into each of his tracks. Calling to mind contemporaries from Jack Garratt and James Blake to Frank Ocean and The 1975, his productions show little regard for traditional distinctions between acoustic and electronic elements, frequently combining both into an ambitiously modern blend that feels instantly familiar and boldly adventurous all at once.
Jack Gray Tour Dates:
Monday, June 3rd - Standard East Village - New York, NY
Thursday, June 27th - The Gallery, Oxford Art Factory - Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Friday, June 28th - The Grace Darling Hotel - Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Saturday, June 29th - Greaser Bar - Brisbane, QLD, Australia