Jonny Jack Expresses An Imploring Vulnerability With 'Take Me Completely'
Scottish singer Jonny Jack caught our attention last year with the shredded rasp of his Bill Withers cover, a cover that highlighted this emerging U.K. talent's maturely tempered youthful exuberance that is channeled into a musical mindset born out of his belief that 'music is like magic to me...it's the one thing that makes me forget myself for a while when I need it, and at other times makes me remember myself'. With his musical style blending raw, emotive songwriting with a mix of acoustic and soulfully jaunty pop, Jack here shows off his introspective and sensitive side with the gentle, spare piano of 'Take Me Completely', the husky hush of his voice flushed with an imploring vulnerability as he poignantly addresses the sense what it is to feel alienated, looking for comfort with the plea 'take me completely as I am'.
Inspired as a youngster by the likes of Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, David Bowie and Neil Young, Jack drew interest from London through an impressive remix of his 'Wide Open' single in 2011, with Jack going on to sign a publishing deal with Three Six Zero and tour the country, playing such venues and events as King Tut’s Summer Nights festival and the London Troubadour. With the hectic schedule forcing the end of a relationship, Jack was inspired to write his 'Skin To The Bone' EP, saying 'if you're burning the candle at both ends at some point something will inevitably suffer. And it did. We’re only human. The title 'Skin To The Bone' stuck with me for that reason', the heartfelt songwriting of the EP a testament to his musical philosophy 'that when you're true to yourself it will shine through, and hopefully people can hear that'.