Jack J Hutchinson is currently working with his band on their next album at Momentum Studios in Devon, where Kris Barras Band recorded their last two albums.

Hutchinson has already wet our appetites with the first single to be taken from the aforementioned album with the track ‘World on Fire’. The latter being a 4-minute slab of hard rock that mixes a brutal Sabbath-esque opening riff with a sing along chorus perfectly built for packed venues. The middle 8 takes the track in an unexpected direction, with hints of Pink Floyd, before the band come crashing back in for the finale.

The track was recorded in Brazil at the renowned Estúdio Versão Acústica and produced by Lucas Sagaz, who also mixed Hutchinson’s recent  live album ‘Who Feeds The Lockdown?’. It was co-written with his band mates Lazarus Michaelides (bass) and Felipe Amorim (drums).

The B-side to the single, which will be released on limited edition silver vinyl style CD and digital, is the brand new track ‘Ghosts Of Yesterday’, which was written during lockdown in response to the global pandemic. The song was recorded by the band in their individual home studios, and again mixed by Sagaz in Brazil.

Commenting on the release, Hutchinson says: “We wrote and recorded World On Fire in the middle of a remote forest in Brazil. It had an incredible vibe that pushed us to try new things. I actually slept on the floor of the studio whilst I was there to really soak it up. It was an incredible time.”

Explaining the themes of the track, he says: “The song was written before the pandemic, but since the events of this year it has taken on an even greater meaning. Basically 2020 has been a kick in the teeth for everyone, but in many ways it gives us an opportunity to rip up the norm and start again. We have to remain positive.”

National Rock Review recently caught up with Jack J Hutchinson to get the lowdown on his latest single and his forthcoming album – The Hammer Falls.

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