To celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated third album, After You, Jack Peñate releases a stunning live video of ‘Loaded Gun’. Directed by Daniel Castro Garciaand filmed at north London’s legendary The Church studios, the intimate black and white live recording sees Jack stripping back the song to just piano and vocal to beautiful effect. Watch below!
Featuring the singles ‘Prayer’ and ‘Murder’ (and their accompanying Eddie Peake-directed videos), After You is Jack’s first full length record in over a decade. The album version of ‘Loaded Gun’ which – as with much of After You – is produced by Jack himself, was also made available earlier this week ahead of the album’s release.
After You is rich with emotion, on top of an extra layer of sonic depth. “I didn’t want to make a record that was just words,” the south London born songwriter says. After indulging in mind-expanding ritual, studying writer’s and poets like Hesse, Rilke and Huxley alike and looking to mysticism and mythology for answers, he learned to find a new voice and become self sufficient in production skill.
Former Spankrock member turned producer and jazz drummer, Alex Epton came on board and set to bring together 10 years worth of work into a cohesive album in XL’s New York studio, adding in additional programming and production as well as drums and percussion. Paul Epworth, with whom he created his second album, Everything Is New, came back in and worked on several tracks.
If Peñate’s ambition was to be able to make a sound that sounded like a feeling felt, and to be able to master studio production, and to be able to have longevity in his career, then it’s safe to say that with After You, that ambition has been realised.
Stream / purchase After You: jackpenate.lnk.to/AfterYou