Luke Jackson – …And Then Some released on Popsicle Recordings
Luke Jackson orchestrates a feelgood ride that flows through easy listening, folk and commercial pop with echoes of Nick Drake, Nick Heyward, The Cure and Oasis pop.
Watch the video for Come Tomorrow
This album is the result of a seven-year email correspondence which culminated in a meeting between Luke Jackson and Magnus Börjeson.
Jackson had been a fan of two of the Swedish musician’s former bands: Beagle and Favorita, and the two songwriters finally met in Paris where Magnus was mid-tour playing in another Swedish group, The Cardigans.
Robert Kirby (Nick Drake, Elvis Costello, John Cale etc) wrote orchestrations for the album and accompanied Luke Jackson to Sweden to conduct the necessary recording sessions with nine players from Malmö’s Opera Orchestra.
Luke had managed to bring together two of his most beloved musical worlds: the pop sensibilities of his friends in Sweden, and the distinctive eloquence of Robert Kirby’s string arrangements. It is the collision of these two worlds which makes …And Then Some so compelling. Densely layered guitars and vocal harmonies fuse with sweeping string lines, none of which ever draw the ear too far from what lies at the heart of Luke’s music…gorgeous, expressive, unpretentious songs born of the trials and tribulations of a life lived to the fullest.
The brand new animated video for Goodbye London was written and directed by Murray John whose prior credits include AC/DC and the Rolling Stones’ last world tour animation and work with Badly Drawn Boy and Roxette, amongst others.
Watch the video for Goodbye London
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