Premiere: Jack In Water – ‘Ophelia’

A songwriter with a painterly touch...

Jack In Water wants to reach out and touch the world.

A songwriter with real depth, his work has a painterly touch, a way of utilising music and words to deliver something special.

Vibrant, grand songwriting, Jack In Water's work has the boldness of The Blue Nile but also contains an R&B touch.

New song 'Ophelia' is inspired by visual art, but it's not only the painting itself that grabs his imagination, it's the processes behind it.

He explains: "'Ophelia' is loosely based on the story of the painting with the same title by Millais. During the painting process Millais hired a model (Elizabeth Siddal) to pose in a bath for hours at a time for over four months. It was during this period that she became really ill as the lamps heating the bath had been left to go out."

"Using this story as a foundation the song explores the idea of people pleasing. How far we are willing to go to please others to the point that it risks our own well-being and how easy it can be for someone to take advantage of that behaviour to serve their own narrative."

"Whether that be between the artist and the model in Ophelia, a parent and child or a romantic relationship, there can often be moments where there is an absence of respect coming from those that we admire or trust but also an absence of love for ourselves by falling into the role of the people pleaser."

We've got first play of this beautiful new track – emblematic of his bold, soaring songwriting, you can tune in now.

Jack In Water's new EP will be released on Nettwerk later this year.

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