mxdwn PREMIERE: Handsome Jack Have “Got It Bad” In Bittersweet New Ballad
by MATT MATASCI
Sometimes all you really need when you’re down about a failing relationship is a straightforward heartbreak song. “Got It Bad” by Handsome Jack, which we have the pleasure of premiering today, is just that sort of remedy. It’s yearning instrumentals and from-the-heart lyrics are all about the bittersweet feeling of being in a dysfunctional relationship and turning a blind eye because as they say, you’ve just “got it bad.”
Upstate New York band Handsome Jack will be releasing Everything’s Gonna Be Alright on October 19, 2018. “Got It Bad” is the last song on the record and makes for a quiet complement to the more boogie-ing, funky-Southern-soul inspired moments heard on earlier tracks.
“In ‘Got It Bad’ I’m recalling a memory that I think a lot of people can relate to,” said guitarist/vocalist Jamison Passuite.”When you’re in love and things just aren’t working out, you can turn a blind eye to that reality. The story at the beginning draws you in and the horns at the end really drive home a powerful bittersweet feeling.”