Wellington-based indie-pop artist Jack Panther returns with yet another breathtaking rnew single ‘Blue Boy’, the fourth single to be released from his upcoming EP ‘this dream i had’. The EP will be released on Friday November 13. ’Blue Boy’ follows the release of ‘This Dream’, ‘Headlights’ and ‘Sleep’ which all saw strong media support from his native New Zealand and European media.
“There’s an element of tension in each moment of Headlights…..It’s a clever piece of writing;” – kiwi listen music blog
‘Blue Boy’ is a summer-y and peachy pop song. Its glittery verses and pop production disguise the hidden turmoil behind the song: falling in love with someone else. When speaking of the track, Panther states: “I took a break from writing this track to head to the beach with my friends. Whilst dipping my feet in the water I wrote the chorus lyric ‘lover swimming in the deep blue’. Everything about this track reminds me of summer, hell I even wrote it at the beach.”. He
further reflects: “Blue Boy has sort of got two sides to the song, summer-y and melancholic. I felt so stuck at the time, so many conflicting emotions of love and guilt because I fell for someone else.”
It’s clear 2020 will see an even bigger year for Panther with the release of his debut EP ‘this dream i had’ on November 13. The EP is a collaboration with UK based producer, Ian Barter who has worked in developing artists like Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs and Paloma Faith in the past. The concept of the EP was inspired by one of Panther’s vivid and complex dreams, in particular, a dream about the future of himself and his now ex-partner.
About Jack Panther:
Jack Panther is a queer indie-pop artist born in Auckland, but now based in Wellington. From the first to the last track on the EP, Jack tells a narrative story of summer love, long distance relationship and heartbreak. His writing intertwines personal experiences with relatable feelings, which reveal Panther’s own unique style of vulnerable and brooding indie-pop.