With Stranger Heart, River has drawn a road map for an alternative way to feel and process, all while pleading the case for the heart as a complex and dynamic thing. With this release, River set out to make music that sounds like a feeling and “Dark Star” delivers, transporting the listener back to their first unrequited love; a crushing state of both total euphoria and draining fixation.
All three new tracks follow the release of her three-time ARIA-nominated, critically acclaimed 2018 debut LP Sugar Mountain. More than just a successful musician, Jack River’s Holly Rankin runs her own company The Hopeless Utopian, she’s the founder and curator behind two very successful events in Australia – Grow Your Own Festival and her Electric Lady platform and she’s been on the frontline of the climate crisis fight, hosting a panel of climate experts in Sydney last spring and performing to 80K people there on Sept. 20th for School Strike for Climate.
Jack River will bring Stranger Heart to life on tour in March...be on the lookout for a full SXSW schedule in the coming weeks. Check out “Dark Star” and keep your eyes on www.jackrivermusic.com for the most up-to-date information.