Jack River’s Stranger Heart EP – the follow-up to her breakthrough debut album, Sugar Mountain – is appropriately released on Valentine’s Day. It’s a collection of songs about love, loving others, and learning to love yourself.
“The heart is a lonely hunter,” Jack River (real name Holly Rankin) sings. “Will I come out alive?” Later, she declares, “Love sucks, but I want it from you,” and “I’m letting go of things I cannot show”.
Stranger Heart is an immersive experience, with the vocals part of the electro mix. The result is haunting and hypnotic, but strangely inviting. “I want to know,” Jack River asks in Later Flight, “do you feel it?” And the answer is a resounding yes.
Stranger Heart EP by Jack River is out February 14 via I OH YOU.
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