JACK RIVER – ” Adolescent “

Posted: May 15, 2019 in MUSIC
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Holly Rankin’s discography to date under her Jack River moniker sounds like compilation from the late 90s: she is a master of hitting upon nostalgic moods without simply offering up facsimiles of any era’s tropes. Adolescent somehow blends melodic and lyrical influences from Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box and Bob Marley’s Is this Love? and ends up miles from either. Adopting garage-born power chords and palm-muted verses before bursting into a sugary chorus peppered with “love” and “hey” and all the other hallmarks of great rock music, this song is as deliberately teenage as the title suggests. Even the swearing sounds perfectly bratty.

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