Her debut 5-track EP 'Highway Songs No. 2 is a masterpiece. “Palo Alto” swings on an indie-rock groove that opens to a cascading pop chorus; “Talk Like That” pivots into psychedelic electro territory; “Dream Girl” a kiss-off, bubblegum pop gem. ‘Head To Stars’ might be the most direct link to her NSW surf coast upbringing, a shimmering campfire lope that admonishes rather than lulls (“I don’t wanna know ya / If I can’t hold you like I’m meant to.”). A smoky cover of Cigarette’s After Sex’s cult lament “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” to close.
The constant through-line is Rankin’s voice - a chameleonic instrument that - whether in sly drawl, full volume, or heavy-lidded lilt - projects unerring confidence laced with sly personal reference. Jack River sounds no bulls**t. These aren’t love songs, but just-past-love songs.
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|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Highway Songs No. 2|
|Copyright Holder's Name||I OH YOU|
|Media Servicing Date||2016-10-03|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.jackrivermusic.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.jackrivermusic.com|
|Content Provider||I Oh You|