Jackie Release New EP, ‘Hey Angel’, Music Video For ‘Love To Give Also Out

Toronto trio jackie have released their beautifully crafted ‘Hey Angel’ EP today. They’ve also revealed a music video for new track ‘Love To Give’, a track that almost didn’t make the record, as singer and guitarist Jackie Mohr explains: 

“I originally loathed this song, and wanted nothing to do with it (ha). It felt like some obscure Sheryl Crow song from the late 90’s/early 2000’s. But as time went on it kept surfacing. Mostly because our producer (Willows) couldn’t let it go, but then our manager (Adam) started to really dig into it as well. I would have to revisit my conflict with it. Don’t get me wrong, Sheryl Crow’s a badass, but it definitely wasn’t a reference I was chasing after. Once I came around to the idea of this song being a ‘thing’ I knew I was going to have to re-write every lyric of it. And of course being me, I put it off until the very last moment. That moment was the last day of the studio… everyone was waiting on me to sing the vocals for it (it was the last thing to record on the whole EP), but I knew we needed better lyrics in place. Lyrically speaking, the song was all over the place. So instead we all sat in a dark , quiet control room bouncing lyric ideas off of one another. My goal was for those who had already heard the song and liked it not to even notice anything was changed haha. The only lyric kept from the original demo was, “… love to give”. When my manager (Adam) later heard the studio version of the song he said he hadn’t noticed the lyric change, so I knew we did a good job not screwing with the energy of this tune by changing the lyrics.”

The band’s line-up is completed by Max Trefler on drums and Marc Girardin on guitar. Inspired by the most classic of songwriters, the band expertly craft music which would happily lie alongside Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten and Bruce Springsteen in a playlist. And what a playlist that would be. jackie’s debut EP ‘New At Drugs’ was released in 2020 and the band have racked up almost a million streams on Spotify since then. ‘Unspun’ from the EP also made it into the Top 40 at Canadian Radio. 

Check out the music video for ‘Love To Give’ and Stream the EP, ‘Hey Angel’ via the following link.

Jackie Release New Single, ‘Leaving Tomorrow (Figure It Out)’

Jackie have dropped a new single in the form of ‘Leaving Tomorrow (Figure it Out)’, the latest cut from their forthcoming EP ‘Hey Angel’, which has been announced for release on 27 January 2022. It drops just before the band head out on their first ever tour of the UK. Dates below.

“It had been years since this horribly horrible relationship I’d been in, but I was still pissed about it,” says singer and guitarist Jackie Mohr when musing on the new single. “Our producer wanted me to write something on the acoustic guitar so I picked up this busted ‘62 black and white Harmony Roy Smeck and played the first chords of this song. I just sort of ran with this one… “hey angel, where the hell have you been?” I sang, not knowing ‘Hey Angel’ would later become the EP title. No one is an ‘angel’, but we put people on an impossible pedestal. I was in Willow’s (writer/producer) basement and Ruby Waters was upstairs making eggs (or having a beer, I can’t remember which)… I started to BELT, and I mean BELT “I’m leaving tomorrow, figure it out” and from upstairs Ruby yelled out “FUCK YAAAA GIRL, WHOAA” and I knew we had a song. If I can give a word to the wise, if you’re thinking of leaving, just leave. They’ll figure it out.” 

‘Leaving Tomorrow (Figure It Out)’ follows recent single releases from jackie – ‘My Best Years’ and ‘Filter’.

Check out ‘Leaving Tomorrow (Figure It Out)’ below.

Check out the touring dates below.

05 Feb  London  The Old Blue Last
06 Feb  Milton Keynes  Crauford Arms
07 Feb  Southampton  Joiners
08 Feb  Newport Le Pub
09 Feb  Sheffield Record Junkee
10 Feb  Newcastle Think Tank
11 Feb  Leeds Wharf Chambers
12 Feb  Norwich Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom
13 Feb  Brighton Prince Albert