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Jack River presents her latest single ‘Fool’s Gold’. In her first release since EP Highway Songs No.2 River moves into alt pop territory with a song filled with glitter, grit and the feeling of moving on from a dream that’s lost its sparkle.

Keeping true to her image evoking, yet bold lyrics, River jumps straight in, asking “You don’t like rollercoasters, how could you ever love a girl like me?”. Born on a lonely walk through the streets of New York, the song reflects the sounds of the early 2000s, inspired by Weezer, Tame Impala and MGMT.

“I was alone in New York, chasing shiny things. The verses were spinning around my head and I would get purposefully lost so I could keep walking along, figuring out the song,” River says.

“I was annoyed at myself for falling for the same things over again without them giving back. But I also knew how human it was to feel like that, and how I’d probably come up against this feeling again and again. I wanted to write a song for that emotion – the relentless humanity in thinking something is gold when it just isn’t – the hope and sadness and repetition, but the sweetness of truth once you find it. It’s also kinda about realising that your fool’s gold is often someone else’s gold and feeling momentarily lonely, but okay with it.”

Written in NY, produced by River and Xavier Dunn in Sydney and mixed by Spike Stent in LA, the track marks a significant shift in sound as Jack River turns her mind to her debut album – a world she plans to craft from the strings of her guitar layered with a cosmic level of production.

River explains “The songs are born on guitar, every lyric is crafted meticulously like a folk song, but I am interested in the production I heard in my youth – early 2000’s pop, and melting it with the fierceness of the times (as felt on electric guitar)”. 


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