MCD Weekly Choice
Jack Botts – ‘Slow Mornings’
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The name Jack Botts is rapidly cementing itself on the Australian conscious. The 23 year-old singer-songwriter, known for coastal folk sonic goodness and a laid back approach to life in his van, celebrates the release of his new EP Slow Mornings today, a feat capped off by the sell out of his first ever gig at Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel.
Botts kicks off his celebratory EP release tour in Adelaide and Perth this weekend, meanwhile he continues with appearances at his biggest capital city venues to date including Brisbane’s The Zoo, Sydney’s The Lansdowne and Melbourne’s Corner later this month, before rounding out in the place that kicked off his busking career – Byron Bay.
His third EP, Slow Mornings meets a groundswell of industry and fan excitement, racking up extensive streams with its singles ‘Hold You’, ’18th Floor’ and the title track prior to release and extensive play on triple j Unearthed, alongside media praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pilerats, AU Review, Forte Magazine, GC Live and more.
In just a handful of years on the scene, the chippy-turned-busker-turned touring musician has amassed over 260,000 Monthly Spotify listeners and 14 Million+ catalogue streams, while continually dominating with touring in metro and regional hotspots across the country.
About ‘Slow Mornings’ EP:
A charming 6-tracker, the Slow Mornings EP courses through an incredibly formative period in Jack Botts’ life. Marking a memory bank of the highs and lows of the last 18 months, the EP dives into new love – let alone a long distance love in a COVID-world – and all its highs, lows, joys, frustrations and anticipations.
Jack shares: “This EP is a collection of tracks that represent a pretty crazy point in my life, and career. All the ups and downs of balancing a long distance relationship with work. It talks about all the moments when you want to throw the towel in and give up, to the realisation that giving up just isn’t an option, despite the heartache.
“The pandemic gave me a lot of time to think (sometimes too much) and dive in to different genres and styles of writing. I feel I ventured out a little bit more than I ever have, which I really enjoyed! This EP will always remind me of a really tough year, but appreciate everything that came from those lessons.”