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We recently had the chance to speak to Jack Hopkinson, a British singer/songwriter, about his upcoming single, musical influences & more! Check out the interview below.
Adore: Where do you find the inspiration for your songs?
Jack: My relationships mainly, although some are self reflective (“Begin Again”). It varies from song to song.
A: Who are your main musical influences?
J: 1000% John Mayer. I take influences from other acts too like Foy Vance, The Brothers Landreth, Ryan Adams, James Bay, James Taylor. More into the folk americana genre.
A: If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
J: Let It Lie – The Brothers Landreth. There is not a bad song on that album or Joy of Nothing by Foy Vance.
A: If you could tour with anyone, who would it be?
J: I’d love to support Foy Vance, I could just sit and listen to him talk. Or maybe someone like Lady Antebellum. I just want to sing to as many people as possible. Get my name and songs heard.
A: What’s your favorite song to perform live?
J: Right this minute, it’s a song off the new EP called “Every Now and Then.”
A: If you had a TARDIS, when and where would you want to visit?
J: I’d love to see the future (hoverboards and flying cars) but then again, Post-Victorian England (in between the two world wars) would be pretty sweet to experience for a day or two.
A: Having a successful music career can be a very difficult thing to achieve. What keeps you motivated to continue pursuing music?
J: The people who already support me are my focus to keep going. I love to get out there and sing, I feel it’s in my DNA so I just want to do it, but it’s mainly for the people who follow me and will follow me. (fingers crossed)
A: You’re releasing your new single, “Déjà Vu,” on Friday. What can listeners expect from it?
J: “Déjà Vu” was written 5 years ago when I was at University, so a lot of people have already heard it to death but this is a brand new slant on it so what to expect from this version is many, many harmonies, a full band arrangement, a taste of lead guitar parts and Pedal Steel along with my acoustic guitar and my voice (obviously…haha).
Jack’s new single, “Déjà Vu,” will be released this Friday, March 3rd. I’ve been lucky to hear the single ahead of its release, and it is everything Jack said and more. Be sure to check it out!
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