Jack River is the alias of Holly Rankin who hails from Australia. “Talk Like That” is her brand new single from her forthcoming EP to be release later this year. The track, which pivots into psychedelic electro territory, was produced by Holly Rankin and Xavier Dunn. The EP is currently being mixed by respected producer/mixer engineer Ben Allen (M.I.A., Cut Copy Deerhunter, Animal Collective).
Growing up in a coastal town in Australia, Rankin’s unbreakable ties with her family and the environment are the cornerstones to her musical inspiration. Rankin’s experiences to date, coupled with her talents as an outstanding producer, multi-instrumentalist and gifted songwriter and singer have all intertwined to form the artist she is today.
Her music is diverse, almost genre-less, ranging from indie-rock, psychedelic electro, bubblegum pop and acoustic ballads and her voice chameleonic to mirror the eclectic mix. Rankin explains, “From a songwriting perspective, I always want to make something completely original to that song. I don’t ever reference what I did in the last song; that would be really boring. In our world right now a lot of things are so homogenized and repetitive that we almost expect things to be repetitive.”