DT: MAY 13, 2021
FM: LYNDIE WENNER, SRO PR
“I believe good art challenges people to think, but at the same time
I don’t feel musicians should tell people how to think.” -JRT
“THE KIDS,” the new single written, arranged and produced by artist/guitarist Jacob Reese Thornton of Jacob & The Dazey Chain, has been released today, May 13th, (listen here). The South Florida rock artist performs all instruments on this track except drums, which were laid down by session ace, Lee Levin (whose credits include Barry Gibb, Kelly Clarkson and more).
““The Kids” is a reflection of the world my generation is inheriting–-cynicism and a sense of peril,” says Jacob. “It feels like what I’ve read about the late 1960’s. Music had a huge cultural impact then. It was not disposable and it mattered.” Jacob goes on to say, “At the time I wrote this song, two things were going on really. The anger that came with this country’s last four years of political divide, and the awful school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here in South Florida–20 minutes from my own high school. It left the entire South Florida community reeling. None of us really felt safe after that, and unfortunately these mass shootings continue. Our grandparents had to worry about a nuclear event and had fallout shelters in their high schools. My generation has to worry about the bullied kid with assault weapons shooting up the school. I thought the students who spoke out after that were very brave–‘no more thoughts and prayers.’” Watch the lyric video for “The Kids” here.
Jacob & The Dazey Chain will release a new single every other month leading up to the release of his forthcoming EP this Fall on his Gratuitous Noise label, which will be available on all streaming platforms. The EP features Rami Jaffee from the Foo Fighters and Bill Reynolds from Band of Horses on two of the tracks (“Traces” and the yet to be announced title track). A limited run of vinyl for this EP will also be made available.
Jacob & The Dazey Chain released the debut single “Traces” this past January receiving nods by Classic Rock Magazine (“Tracks Of The Week”) and
Jacob Reese Thornton
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