It’s been a little while since we last heard from our ’H’ artist, Jack Robert Hardman, though he did have a busy and productive 2014. He released a very good EP (which made it into our Albums & EPs of the year, played some shows for and had great support from BBC Introducing and Tom Robinson included “I Don’t Need An Answer” on his best of 2014 6Music show, amongst other successes. With all that behind him he has decided to kick off what promises to be an even busier and more successful 2015 with a belated Christmas gift to us all, a free download of “Nuclear Family”
As is often the way with Jack, the vocals are soft, melodious and emotive, the arrangement elegant and clever and the lyrics intelligent and witty. There is downtrodden feel to it, which we’re sure many people can empathise with in this first week back at work, a feeling of resignation, acceptance but also genuine warmth and love. It is, as we’d expect from a songwriter as talented as Jack, lovely.
You can download ”Nuclear Family” for free from the player below. It also features on Jack Robert Hardman’s ‘The Great Unknown’ EP, which is out now and available here.