by Orla Brady
Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Jack has seen a great deal of warranted success come her way recently, which has helped her to claim a spot as an intriguing rising star within the Scottish music scene.
Her debut EP The Calgary Tapes, which is due to be released on the 20th of July, won Jack the Paolo Nutini Songwriting Scholarship at the University of the West of Scotland. In order to tease its release, Jack has been gifting audiences with one track per month since March from The Calgary Tapes, the most recent of which is Equalised.
Recorded at the Isle of Mull’s An Tobar Studios, Equalised is an enchantingly fragile song, which gives room for Jack’s unique and strong vocals to move freely and accentuate themselves.
Lyrically, Jack shares with us an insight into the private demons she finds herself fighting, namely her ‘insecurities’, ‘pain’, ‘failures’ and ‘inadequacies’. However, she implies that she has found a way to combat these negative ways of viewing herself and has successfully released them from her mindset, resulting in her truly becoming ‘equalised’. A reminder to us of the power and value of believing in yourself and working through our emotions.
Rachel Jack will be hosting a lockdown live gig through Facebook and Instagram on the 23rd of July and you can sign up and tune in via her website. We certainly will be!