Nicholas Allbrook has shared news of his latest solo album, and dropped a brand new single, ‘Jackie’.
The Pond frontman has announced that ‘Manganese’ will drop on 9th June, with ‘Jackie’ forming the first cut of the album. Co-produced with HOKO, ‘Manganese’ will be Nicholas’s fourth solo album.
‘Jackie’ is accompanied by a brand new video, too, which you can watch below.
Discussing ‘Jackie’, Nicholas shares: “This song is about my friend (whose name isn’t Jackie) who died in 2021. She was fantastic and the news left me with familiar feelings of guilt and regret and ‘why didn’t I do more or know better’.”
“I don’t usually get hit with creative bolts while running, but by the canal once in London I was struck with the hopeful image of her rowing away from the earth that had been so hurtful and hard, on a black lake surrounded by stars, finally finding peace and silence. It felt nice to think about death like that, bathed in pale silver light rather than just cold. I got lots of instrumental help from Nathaniel Hoho, who bizarrely and brilliantly put in the nature documentary voice about the giant panda which should never work but somehow does.”
You can listen to ‘Jackie’ here.