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Australia’s Jack River Announces Debut EP ‘Highway Songs No.2’

Australia’s Jack River, the alias of Holly Rankin, will release her debut EP Highway Songs No.2 on October 7th through I OH YOU.

Having released the instantly infectious single ‘Talk Like That‘ (the first single from Highway Songs No.2) in early July, Jack River’s unique brand of pop music and relatable lyricism has seemingly caught the attention of many critics and newfound fans around the world.

With ‘Talk Like That‘ showing no signs of slowing down in the near future, today we’re happy to reveal Jack River’s cover of Cigarettes After Sex’s cult classic ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby,‘ which sees Rankin strip things back in a DIY home recording from her share house; presented with a video that was directed, shot and edited by Rankin while she was recently in the US.

Listen to ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ HERE

On the cover and accompanying video, Rankin says, “I came across this song when YouTube played it straight after ‘Mazzy Star’ and instantly fell in love. I listened to it on repeat for weeks then chipped away at this cover in my room out of pure love for how it hypnotized me. When I was in the states last month, I bought a camcorder from the early 2000’s and filmed little things like eating pizza in the street in NY, my friends softball game and their grandma’s speech when they won the central park championship, landing in LA (I got the lady in the window seat to film for me) and a sunny day trip to Echo Park. I wanted the video to feel exactly how this song has made me feel – in love and nostalgic for everything.”

The cover, alongside ‘Talk Like That’ and three new original tracks will form Jack River’s debut EP Highway Songs No.2, which will drop on October 7th and is available for pre-order now.

Sit tight, there’s plenty more to come.



Highway Songs No.2 Tracklist

1. Palo Alto

2. Head to Stars
3. Talk Like That
4. Dream Girl
5. Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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