When I was doing the "end of the year" post recently, in which I listed every post we published in 2016, I realised I hadn't written about my favourite song of the year.
That actually surprised me because I've told a lot of people to listen to the song,
I just never got around to post it on here.
But the time has come, today I'll be sharing one of my favourite songs with you.
- "Weathered" by Jack Garratt -
Jack Garratt is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from London, UK.
The musician who grew up in Buckinghamshire, UK started making music, or "noises" as he calls it himself, at a very young age.
With a talent not too many people have, Jack manages to combine multiple genres and creates a sound which is mix of electronic beats, dirty e-guitar riffs, jazzy piano parts and a voice that's just a varying as the instrumentals; ranging from a warm, deep voice to a brilliant falsetto, to moments where nothing is raspier than Garratt's voice.
So far he released three EPs:
And earlier this year, Jack Garratt celebrated the release of his debut record, "Phase".
His skills and sounds received the BBC Sound Of 2016 award, as well as the Critics Choice Award at the Brit Awards 2015.
His endless amount of gigs, festivals and sessions is always filled with some surprises.
From covering the Spice Girls classic "Wannabe" on tour, to his mindblowing Live Lounge cover of "7 Days" by Craig David and "Senorita" by Justin Timberlake.
Whilst I would highly recommend to check out the music video (and studio version) of Jack's song "Weathered" (click here), I personally adore his live performances of the song.
For the BRITs 2016 Critics' Choice Session, Jack played a stripped back version of "Weathered".
He usually does his acoustic performances with an electric guitar but picked up the steel guitar for this one.
This song has a very personal meaning to me, which I don't want to write about - simply because it's too personal.
However, I think it's pretty easy to dive into this song, whether you connect with it or not.
The lyrics tell a beautiful story and have so much meaning.
The way Jack arranged this version really underlines the intimacy of the song. Guitar and vocals duetting, Jack's voice varying from calm to raspy and intense.
Even with an acoustic performance, this guy manages to showcase the dynamic his music stands for.
I could ramble about this for days, but who would want to read that?
Have a listen instead!
Jack Garratt online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram
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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: via Jack Garratt / photography by Steve Turvey