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jackie Release New Single + Video “Filter”

August 9, 2021

jackie Release New Single + Video “Filter”

Uniquely talented Toronto outfit jackie have released a new single ‘Filter’, along with a music video that’s equally as evocative as the track itself. “I always get a special feeling from hearing this song,” says troupe leader Jackie Mohr of ‘Filter’ and it’s truly one of those tracks that will conjure special feelings from many a listener with its blissed out, yet driven songwriting.

She continues: “My parts were written on acoustic guitar for this song so I was obviously forced to go out and buy a new guitar after writing it. I found this ‘72 (made in Japan) Morris acoustic that was modelled after some expensive Martin acoustic so I dropped the $600, hopped over to Ronnie’s Local in Kensington and made all my music pals play it to reassure me that it was as wicked as I thought it was when I bought it. I love when I write something that’s not about love, or loss, or pain because that’s often what I think about when writing, but Filter instead just has this cool wave of good vibes. The line, “I forgot to shake it off, to take a break for heaven’s sake” rolls around my head at least once a day now.”

These gentle strokes and comforting tonality express the sweeping rhythms of the expressive instrumentation, backed by the prominent percussive drive and cymbal crashes. The direct, intimate vocal notes ooze charm and unite with the music to provide something so explosive. The character of this piece simply consumes you. The lyrics allude to this raw and intimate landscape, providing a visionary prompt and emitting a wealth of emotion. This emotion exudes from the vocal harmonies and the intensity of its delivery.

“Filter” provides this intoxicating atmosphere that surrounds the audience and makes them integral to the exploration. We all embrace every note, each word, and each influential beat. A truly moving ensemble with a fierce, lasting impression, weaving this melancholic movement within the striking tones of this reflective effort.

jackie is a trio with their line-up completed by Max Trefler on drums and Marc Girardin on guitar. Inspired by the most classic of songwriters, the band expertly craft music which would happily lie alongside Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten and Bruce Springsteen in a playlist. And what a playlist that would be. jackie’s debut EP ‘New At Drugs’ was released in 2020 and the band have racked up almost a million streams on Spotify since then. ‘Unspun’ from the EP also made it into the Top 40 at Canadian Radio. ‘Filter’ is the first in a clutch of new songs coming from jackie.

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