My new single ‘Family Affair’ is out 10 Jan and you can pre-save it here:
The song is a meditation on a loss witnessed in slow-motion. This year I’ve been spending a lot of time helping to care for my Dad who has Alzheimer’s disease. The love I have for him is deep and true. As a son and a songwriter, finding a way to articulate the slowly suffocating feeling of crushing inevitability and its effect on all of us, has been a challenge I’ve done my best to rise to.
I don’t normally talk about my songs so directly, but I know there are lots of families dealing with similar, if not the same, situations everyday, in private and out of sight and I wanted to say that I see you, I feel you and I know you’re doing the best you can.
“It’s a family affair to make peace with despair /
and singing songs to stave way the tears”
Big love J x
Artwork by Nicky Peart & Campbell Sibthorpe.