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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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