It has been said that the testament to a great pop song is when you can’t get it out of your head, be it sitting at your desk in work or strolling around the supermarket.
Enter Dublin based singer Jackal and his single The Reaper.
From its guitar strummed intro to its power vocal climax The Reaper showcases this home-grown talent to the core. The Reaper is bristling with funky energetic rhythms, guitar licks, and suspenseful lyrics setting a tense filled dramatic tone to the song, it also compliments the singers very good voice as well as illuminating his song writing ability. Jackal and his musicians are all students at BIMM Dublin. There is also a live video available from The Mercantile, Dublin with Jackal and his band performing the song with a superb intro covering Jefferson Airplanes Somebody To Love. The Porridge remix could easily rival the mainstream pop radio and club landscape with its slamming electro fused beats which add to the melodic structure of the song.
In his press release Jackal has said the lyrics are about “the relationship an artist has with both his romantic life, and his artistic output” that’s a very deep insight but the tension of this selfish kind of love pays off with a really interesting catchy song.
Hopefully it will pay off and we will hear more of Jackal in the future.