PREMIERE: Jackson Carroll’s ‘Happy Man’ Is A Bright, Vibrant Folk Pop Earworm

Up until this point, singer-songwriter Jackson Carroll’s music has largely consisted of sauntering, blues-influenced ballads, inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley and Matt Corby.

On latest single ‘Happyman’, Carroll turns up the pace, delivering an up-beat slice of folk-tinged pop that’s bright and infectious to boot. It’s got a summery, sun-drenched feel – particularly appropriate as we head into the warmer months.

“I think ‘Happyman’ is kind of an anomaly in my catalogue. It’s the most overtly happy song, the most hopeful by far,” says Carroll about his latest track.

“That’s not to say that some of the other tracks aren’t happy, but there’s always a hint of melancholy. Happyman has none of that. It is more of a song about hope than happiness. It’s about trying to get to a happy place, to become a happy person. It’s more about desire and looking for desire in your immediate surroundings, looking for desire in other people.”

‘Happyman’ comes from Carroll’s forthcoming EP Name It After Me, and comes ahead of a slew of national tour dates over the summer, including hometown launch shows for both ‘Happyman’ and the EP – the first of which takes place tomorrow night at the Lord Glastone Hotel.

Stream ‘Happyman’ and check out national tour dates below. Name It After Me is scheduled for release on Friday, 22nd November.

Jackson Carroll National Tour Dates 

Friday, 1st November (‘Happyman’ Launch)
Lord Gladstone Hotel, Sydney
Tickets: Trybooking

Thursday, 7th November
El Sol, Cronulla
Tickets: Australian Music Week

Thursday, 19th December (EP Launch)
Brass Monkey, Cronulla

Thursday, 9th January
Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
with Clay Western

Friday, 10th January
Sheoak Hotel, Gold Coast
with Clay Western

Sunday, 12th January
Peregian Originals, Sunshine Coast
with Clay Western

Wednesday, 15th January
El Capitano, Noosa
with Clay Western

Thursday, 16th January
The Spare Room, Satwell
with Clay Western

Friday, 17th January
The Aztec, Forster
with Clay Western

Sunday, 19th January
Flow Bar, Old Bar
with Clay Western

Sunday, 19th January
Harrington Hotel, Harrington
with Clay Western

Wednesday, 27th January
Shire Vibes Fest, Cronulla

Wednesday, 26th February
Mojo’s, Fremantle
with Clay Western

Friday, 28th February
Indi Bar, Scarborough
with Caravana Sun

Saturday, 29th February – Sunday, 1st March
Nannup Festival, Nannup

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