“They arrive in my head and I make them,” says Jack River – aka Holly Rankin - of her eclectic song-writing vision. “I always want to create a feeling that’s completely original to the song. I think in our world right now a lot of things are so homogenised and repetitive, we expect repetitiveness. I want to avoid that.”
Now signed to I Oh You, debut five-track EP, Highway Songs No. 2, introduces Jack River as a fully-realised songwriting talent and architect of singular design.
Recorded and produced by Rankin, with assistance from producers John Castle and Xavier Dunn, the EP draws on Rankin’s life experience – from Forster, to Sydney, to frequent music-seeking trips overseas. It announces Jack River as an artist not beholden to any one genre.
After hitting the road with Dope Lemon in 2016 and with killer sets at the likes of Falls Festival and Sugar Mountain under her belt, 2017 is set to be Jack River’s year.