Jack Peñate’s advises Let’s All Die, but read this first

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Jack Peñate – Let’s All Die

Jack Peñate’s sophomore album dropped recently and although I had heard lead single “Tonight’s Today” (and seen the crazo video) I was not that psyched for it. For me his debut LP Matinee was fun but forgettable. I guess it’s not a big surprise that on an album titled Everything Is New he flipped the script on us. Gone was the perky and snarky ska pop of songs like “Have I Been A Fool?” (below) and in it’s place was a real maturity, both lyrically and musically. Within the context of the album, “Tonight’s Today” suddenly made a lot more sense. Other great tracks like “Pull My Heat Away”, the title track, and second single “Be The One,” combine to form a great album that reveals more and more with each listen. “Let’s All Die” is the 8th of the albums 9 tracks and despite it’s title is possibly the most fun one. Apparently it’s not an actual recommendation but a recollection of a New Orleans funeral Jack saw as a youngster where all the celebration and partying at such an affair made an impact on him. For those of you new to Jacky P. here is the pretty great “Have I Been A Fool?” for proper chronological listening.

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11 replies
  1. OTBT
    OTBT says:

    Absolutely bang on with this post! I thought his new album has been a real gem and one that I almost wrote off before listening to. The maturity he’s shown in the lyrics to the songs, notably Give My Heart Away and Let’s All Die, as well as the great vibe of the album has made it my album of the summer.

    Good shout mate!

  2. OTBT
    OTBT says:

    Absolutely bang on with this post! I thought his new album has been a real gem and one that I almost wrote off before listening to. The maturity he’s shown in the lyrics to the songs, notably Give My Heart Away and Let’s All Die, as well as the great vibe of the album has made it my album of the summer.

    Good shout mate!

  3. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Thanks OTBT, Just saw him live for the second time and it's all the awesomeness you would expect. I hope you have had the pleasure. I hope his tour with Miike Snow will increase his exposure. His new album has even given me new appreciation for is debt, one that I had definitely written off.

  4. Fi Smart
    Fi Smart says:

    He's definatley matured, but it seems he has given up his hope in humanity in his lyrics! At least it makes for good music! :)

  5. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Gien up hope in humanity? I wouldn't say that. He is encouraging us to
    celebrate life – and lives lived – and not drown in our own mourning!

  6. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Gien up hope in humanity? I wouldn't say that. He is encouraging us to
    celebrate life – and lives lived – and not drown in our own mourning!

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