The release of Greg Jacquin’s new song and video “Floating” has me doing exactly that. The soft riffs of his guitar and his mellow voice are both soothing and melodic.
However, behind the song’s smooth sounds, the Americana artist addresses a difficult and common issue many people encounter.
“Floating” is a song about having to move back to the town you grew up in after years of falling out of touch with everyone and everything,” said Jacquin.
The video of the track does an excellent job of matching the raw and relatable lyrics. It consists of Jacquin and his band performing the song in what appears to be a music studio. The close-ups of each band members’ face and hands as they play their individual instruments adds to the song’s pureness.
Jacquin’s indie-folk style is echoed throughout his new album Hudson River, of which “Floating” is the second track. Being raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York inspired the title of his album.
“Hudson Valley is quite an impressive return to the ‘arena’ for Greg Jacquin,” said the online journal No Depression. “And his band’s anticipated full length, due in 2019, will undoubtedly prove to be one of the year’s most compelling indie releases.”
WATCH & SHARE: “Floating”
LISTEN & SHARE: Hudson River LP