In The Post #83: Jack Penate – No One Lied

By on Monday, 30th January 2012 at 12:00 pm

Jack Penate has a weird obsession with death. His debut album closer ‘When We Die’ and second album ‘Everything is New’ closers ‘Let’s All Die’ and ‘Body Down’ are perfect examples of this. They mix his wordsmithing with serene vocal lines whilst maintaining a definitive sound that could only come from this man’s voice.

So when a new song of Penate’s appears online, it’s no surprise that there’s a somber undertone. There’s a really stripped down feel to ‘No One Lied’ that suggests a slight return to old form, and through taking notes from ‘When We Die’, this really shows that Jack’s break from touring and recording has led him back to his roots:

Heaven is a place
No one lied
It’s rushing through your veins
Flooding your eyes

There’s something about the lyrics in this track that seem poignant and serene. The one-take video maintains an intimacy with the viewer and even when lying in bed, this has a kind of raw brilliance to it. It’s probably not his best, but I highly doubt it’s finished. You can hear a ‘Pull My Heart Away’ (previous Video of the Moment here) vibe in the back of your mind. You can imagine Penate shuffling across festival stages nationwide. If he remains this consistent, the sky’s the limit for the extrovert, I can practically hear the sunset calling with “we’ll be gone soon”.


There’s no word on when Jack Penate’s third album will be released, but we’ll keep an eye out and will update you as information becomes available.


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