The Jacques Make A Splash With New Single I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend
The Jacques have done it again with new single I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend, produced by Dan Swift (Snow Patrol/Ash). Following on from the releases of Kiss The Pharaoh and Alka-Seltzer earlier in the year, they’re a band really hitting their stride as they return with their “poppiest song to date”.
The track is driven by a relentless bassline that contrasts greatly with the swelling guitars and the musing, reverb laden vocal delivery. The equally evocative lyricism builds to an infectious chorus which conveys The Jacques intent from beneath a shroud of laid-back irreverence. The contemplative nature reaches its climax towards the end of the track, where the vocals and instrumental blur together in a huge mass of sonic euphoria. The song so far has been championed by Huw Stephens & Chris Hawkins of BBC Radio 1 & 6, as well as John Kennedy on Radio X and Charlie Ashcroft of Amazing Radio.
According to lead singer Finn:
“I wanted the lyrics in the verse to be some of my most surreal – the idea was to have them sound like idioms or commonplace sayings, when in reality you contemplate them and they don’t hold typical meanings at all. Then the choruses go back into full-on pop song register. I think that’s why I chose to repeat the lyrics in the verse – it’s a bit of a parody of the classic English saying.”
In addition to the release of I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend, the band have announced that they are to hit the road in Spring 2020 for their biggest tour yet.
Catch them at a town near you:
01/03 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
02/03 – The Cluny, Newcastle
03/03 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
04/03 – The Boileroom, Guildford
05/03 – The Horn, St Albans
08/03 – The Joiners, Southampton
09/03 – The Waterfront, Norwich
10/03 – Green Door Store, Brighton
11/03 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
12/03 – The Cookie, Leicester
13/03 – The Zanzibar, Liverpool
16/03 – Lending Room, Leeds
17/03 – The Fulford Arms, York
18/03 – The Parish, Huddersfield
19/03 – The Venue, Derby
20/03 – The Victoria, London
21/03 – Zed Alley, Bristol