Jacko Hooper - For You
Release date: Monday 30th June 2014
Formats: Vinyl / Digital
Label: One Inch Badge
'For You' is the debut official release from Brighton singer-songwriter Jacko Hooper. A year in the making For You pays homage to the insanely dedicated fan base that has followed Jacko through these early years, seeing he grow from a bedroom recording artist to gathering youtube views of over half a million and self-releasing CDRs in 500 runs (that sold out in 6 days!) and now this, his first official physical release, this…is…‘For You’.
Recorded off the back of an incredibly successful KickStarter campaign that achieved full pledge backing within only 50% of the timeframe, 'For You' was recorded over the space of eight weeks in Jacko’s hometown, Brighton. Produced by Paul Steel (Paul’s production and writing credits include Empire of the Sun, Mika, Saint Raymond, PNAU) 'For You' is Jacko’s richest and most realised work to date, balancing the intimacy and simplicity of Jacko’s bedroom odes to loves lost and found, coupling them with a new forceful energy, highlighting the maturing songwriting of Jacko’s newer material whilst still maintaining the honest approach that his music’s loved for.
The record itself covers two primary topics, love and fear. As ever Jacko’s own brutally honest experiences form the forward drive throughout, however the true purpose of his music isn’t ever his own story but the new ones created from it.
“I don’t feel that the original story of why I wrote the song is necessarily the most important thing, I think the fact people can listen to it and all of a sudden it becomes this different story with a totally different meaning is the best thing of all, to be able to connect to it people need it to be their story, not mine”.
With 'For You' showcasing true emotion and honesty, Jacko hopes that more stories can be created from his very own.
One Inch Badge 2014