Tim Jackson’s singing is sublimely sweet in his new jazzy alt-indie single, An Unusual Time


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London-based singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Tim Jackson is fresh from the release of his sublimely-structured alt-indie-rock album, Litter in the Park, which features the asymmetrically sweet and jazzy standout single, An Unusual Time.

With decades of musicianship in his arsenal, when delivering compassion for everyone struggling with the precariousness of our existence, he was well-armed with his organic flowing melodies and complex time signatures.

An Unusual Time, which was influenced by the sounds of Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon, was self-produced and features Jon Green (Linkin Park, James Bay) and Iain Hornal (ELO, 10cc).

Tim Jackson said:

“An Unusual Time is something we can all relate to after several years of once in a lifetime events; it speaks to the sense of bewilderment I felt when I wrote it. The title is both lyrically straightforward and cheeky, given the odd 5/8-time signature.”

Amelia Vandergast, Executive Editor at A&R Factory said:

“An Unusual Time is so soothing it is practically medicinal for the way Jackson contends with the unrelenting uncertainty in all of our lives with infectious ease. With one hand tied behind his back, he could send the devil may care attitude out of trend.”


Tim’s musical seeds were planted at the age of three when his parents enrolled him in piano lessons. By the age of six, he had played the Royal Albert Hall and appeared on TV along with other children who studied the Japanese Suzuki method.

Learning to play by ear at such a young age meant Tim found he could instinctively play the latest hits he had heard on the radio; it wasn’t long before he formed his first band.

The band that was heavily influenced by acts such as Counting Crows, Gin Blossoms, and New Radicals went from playing friend's parties to trawling the world-famous Camden gig circuit with their own songs in the late 90s, building up a loyal fanbase as they did so.

After the band fizzled out, Tim absorbed his record collection of great singer-songwriters from across the eras and started to find inspiration from Elton John, Tom Petty, Ben Folds and Paul Simon. In 2019, Tim Jackson made his solo debut with the release of his first album, Better Late Than Never.

Source A&R Factory

May 13, 2022 8:04am ET by A&R Factory  


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