Brighton indie folk artist Jacko Hooper releases brand new single “Why I’m Here At All”.
Oh, to think it all started with a YouTube video! When a friend caught footage of Jacko Hooper performing a few years ago, it led him out of bedroom songwriting and into the world of support slots – support slots everywhere. Flo Morrisey, James Bay, Michael Kiwanuka, Passenger, Chet Faker; you name them, Jacko’s shared an audience with them. With this impressive résumé, the music’s got to be pretty special, and Jacko Hooper doesn’t disappoint with the release of his new single “Why I’m Here At All”.
He explains that, “this song is about being in a rut and when the thoughts inside your head are telling you you’re not good enough, the chorus lifts, reminding the listener that they are enough and the people the have around them in their life are proof of that. They will never truly be alone.”
These comforting words seem to be courtesy of an artist who has been there, seen it, done that and got the t-shirt. The lyrics are true to how Jacko has seen life unfold in front of him, and he offers a warm and loving hug to his fans who have so fervently stuck by him thus far, and whom he knows have experienced the same pain that he has.
Gentle guitar plays on behind Jacko’s dulcet tones (compared on more than one occasion to those of the late, great Jeff Buckley) and the track builds to an uplifting, slightly bittersweet finale. If “Why I’m Here At All” has made it to your playlists, be sure to show Jacko some love on the links below.