Jack Badcock releases a new single ‘Entropy’ – the first track from a new five-track EP ‘The Driftwood Project’, due out later this month.

Available to download, or stream, the track was written in the band van while touring with Dallahan in late 2018.

The frontman and founding member of the multi-award-winning folk band has, however, taken a slightly different direction in his solo work, with the EP being made up of five tracks influenced by a range of musical genres.

Of the lead single, Badcock said: “This song takes a completely new direction from anything I’ve done before, moving away from my folk background in favour of a big contemporary jazz and funk band sound. It’s been liberating to play with genre in new ways, exploring different sounds and styles to create something fresh and exciting.

“’Entropy’ is a measure of disorder which dictates an inevitable, gradual decline and deterioration of everything around us. Sandcastles crumble, stars die out and even blackholes ultimately decay and I think there is a profound beauty in all of this impermanence that I aimed to observe in this song.”

Jack Badcock’s guitars and vocals are accompanied on ‘Entropy’ by John Lowrie on keyboards, Rachel Lightbody, Cariss Crosbie and Emilie Boyd – aka Little Acres – on backing vocals, Loic Guenneguez on trumpet, Gus Stirrat on bass, Micah Johnston on drums and tambourine and Pablo Lafuente on shaker.

Speaking of the EP project, Badcock added: “I’m looking forward to drip feeding several new tracks over the coming months which will give people something a little different to experience.”

Funded by Creative Scotland, ‘Entropy’ was recorded at Viewbank Studio by Pablo Lafuente, with additional recording by Jack at Solas Sound by Gus Stirrat and Mango Mansion Studio. It was mixed by Scott Wood at Oak Ridge Studios and mastered by Chris Waite at Gran’s House Studio.

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