Friday 13 November, Jack J Hutchinson will release the first single from his next studio album The Hammer Falls.
‘World On Fire’ is a 4-minute slab of hard rock that mixes a brutal Sabbath-esque opening riff with a sing along chorus perfectly built for packed venues. The middle 8 takes the track in an unexpected direction, with hints of Pink Floyd, before the band come crashing back in for the finale.
The track was recorded in Brazil at the renowned Estúdio Versão Acústica and produced by Lucas Sagaz, who also mixed Hutchinson’s recent live album ‘Who Feeds The Lockdown?’. It was co-written with his band mates Lazarus Michaelides (bass) and Felipe Amorim (drums).
An accompanying video, directed by Neil Collins, will be released November 13, to coincide with the release.
The B-side to the single, which will be released on limited edition silver vinyl style CD and digital, is the brand new track ‘Ghosts Of Yesterday’, which was written during lockdown in response to the global pandemic. The song was recorded by the band in their individual home studios, and again mixed by Sagaz in Brazil.
Commenting on the release, Hutchinson says: “We wrote and recorded World On Fire in the middle of a remote forest in Brazil. It had an incredible vibe that pushed us to try new things. I actually slept on the floor of the studio whilst I was there to really soak it up. It was an incredible time.”
Explaining the themes of the track, he says: “The song was written before the pandemic, but since the events of this year it has taken on an even greater meaning. Basically 2020 has been a kick in the teeth for everyone, but in many ways it gives us an opportunity to rip up the norm and start again. We have to remain positive.”
The band are currently working on their next album at Momentum Studios in Devon, where Kris Barras Band recorded their last two albums. “We had a blast touring with Kris last year and love the sound of his records. We had originally planned to complete the recording in Brazil this year, but our 2nd tour of the country has been postponed to 2021, so this seemed like the perfect solution.”
“Southern-smoked blues-rock with hooks, choruses, the lot.” (Classic Rock Magazine)
“Swaggers confidently between loose-limbed blues, Southern rock and even a touch of psychedelia.” (Planet Rock)
“Growling vocals combine with raunch ‘n’ roll acoustic and electric guitars. A name to watch out for.” (Guitarist Magazine)