Released 14 Feb, 2020
COULDN’T LOVE HER ANYMORE
Jack Nolan delivers a haunting track of sonic ambiguity:
Jack’s thoughts: Is it over or is it all out love? I went for a delivery tender but reflective, vulnerable yet determined. Has something been lost? Or has it been won? I’m not telling. A tense and shimmering sound suggests the ghost of a country waltz inside the song. It bursts into an ambient trumpet crescendo accompanied by yearning Ebow guitar, before subsiding into haunting electric guitar streams and a darkly pretty feeling for space evoked by magnificently restrained piano work from Brendan St Ledger, whose steady touch holds the song together, a melody on the edge of a promise. At the time of writing I was heavily inspired by the great albums coming out of the Americana scene, by artists like Patty Griffin and Robert Plant. I love mystery, tension and subtle trippy sounds in soundscapes and the ebow is the perfect tool for this I say.
Jack – vocal
Hamish Stuart – drums
Alexander Hewetson – double bass
Bob Stamper – electric guitar
Kris Donegan – electric guitar
Brendan St Ledger – piano
Mike Poole – the incidental orchestra and choir.