The first instalment of the acclaimed troubador’s two-part project is a collection of anthemic pop songs
Chaos Into Calm Pt 1 Out Now
BBC R1 Future Pop support
Beloved Bournemouth singer/songwriter Jack Vallier delivers his much-anticipated new EP Chaos Into Calm Pt 1, out now on Firefly Entertainment – with part two still to come later this year.
Chaos Into Calm Pt 1 is a collection of raw and honest songs touching on mental and physical health alongside more anthemic pop songs navigating through heartbreaks. Lead single and EP opener ‘Insomnia’ is a beautifully crafted, heart-wrenching ballad, with Jack longing for sleep and for peace of mind after the end of a deep relationship. Recent single ‘Young Blood’ (which was played by Mollie King at BBC Radio 1 on her Future Pop show last week) is a synth-driven serenade about the enduring power of a first love, built around stark, poetic verses and a soaring chorus. ‘If You Really Want Me’ delivers an uplifting crowd-pleaser with a huge chorus, before ‘I Lied’ closes the EP on a tender note, with a soul-bearing ballad about mental health over a lilting groove.
“I have been writing my best stuff over the last few years and had so long to process my thoughts and feelings during lockdown,” Jack says about the writing process. “A lot changed, I got diagnosed with CFS/ME which as an ex footballer was hard to process, had a tough breakup and couldn’t leave my house to take my mind off it. So I wrote about all sorts to help process these feelings, it’s more of a collection of songs I love than a conceptual album, but I hope everyone will have something they can relate to from the songs.”
Jack Vallier is a singer/songwriter from Bournemouth, who now resides in London. With his dark yet refreshingly honest take on pop music, Jack has amassed over 40 million streams on Spotify alone after turning heads with his first few EPs. After various syncs on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and his track ‘Rebekah’ being featured on BBC Radio 1 as Tune of the Week, Jack then went on tour supporting Dermot Kennedy for over 40 shows across the UK and Europe.
Jack is also now presenting a bi-monthly songwriting showcase night entitled ‘Show The Credits’ at The Camden Club, the second of which took place earlier this month. The night gives some of the best writers in music right now to give insight into their creative process and to spark conversations around songwriting. More information can be found here.
For now, Chaos Into Calm Pt 1 is more than enough to prove that Jack Vallier is back on triumphant form.
Chaos Into Calm Pt 1 – EP tracklist
2. Young Blood
3. I Lied
4. If You Really Want Me
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