The Jack Moves premiere new video for “Season’s Change”
Following up on the Mass Appeal premiere of their debut single, “Doublin’ Down,” New York–based duo the Jack Moves are back with “Season’s Change.” A slice of up-tempo, socially conscious soul, the video premiered today on HYPETRAK with the single being simultaneously released digitally on Wax Poetics Records.
Singer Zee Desmondes likens the track to an offering: “ ‘Season’s Change’ is a prayer for the power to make a positive contribution to a world in disarray. It asks for strength for those to whom such power is bestowed—that they may make a difference without turning away in fear of the responsibility that comes with the ability to make profound change.”
Performed, produced, written, and engineered by the duo in their hand-wired studio in Newark, New Jersey, the song’s lyrical content conjures up imagery of injustice, suffering, sacrifice, hope, change, power, the passing of time, and the strength of one person.
Set against another brutal East Coast winter, the “Season’s Change” video captures the duo’s surrounding environment in Newark, and the people and situations they see day to day. Newark—a victim of one of the worst riots in American history—like most predominantly Black American cities, is plagued by high crime and violence, low economic opportunity, and an overall dismal backdrop of failing infrastructure—be it abandoned homes and buildings, overcrowded and underperforming schools, or a fundamentally flawed criminal justice system that overwhelmingly targets minorities and destroys lives and families.
Zee adds, “The intention was to not only focus on the negative aspects, because, as one can see on a daily basis, there are numerous instances of hope, positivity, and love among those that are forced to live under such circumstances. This only makes their stance against all odds that much more powerful and transcendent and speaks to the core nature of all individuals, should they be allowed to prosper…goodness.”
The driving soulful sound of “Season’s Change” brings to mind Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield’s best work of the post–Civil Rights Era.
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