- 16 Apr 20
Catch his live-streamed performance tonight on the Hot Press Instagram.
Following Declan Greene's powerful performance last night, we're delighted to announce acclaimed Wexford singer-songwriter JaXson as our next act on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions – performing live on the Hot Press Instagram at 7.30pm tonight, April 16.
Following a sold-out debut headliner in Whelan’s; coveted spots on Spotify's 'A Breath Of Fresh Éire' playlist; support slots for Hudson Taylor, Aslan and Little Hours; and a successful run of summer festivals, including Indiependence, Kaleidoscope and Vantastival, JaXson is primed for major success in the coming months.
He kicked off 2020 with the release of his new single 'Better' – recorded alongside Sarah Branigan and Cian Synott at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.
“One night I lay awake until dawn, watching night turn to day," JaXson says of the inspiration behind the song. "Despite it being so dark and cold; when the sun rose and it was the start of a brand new day, I was able to see things more clearly.
“This normal, every-day situation reflected a dark period of my life which I was looking for a way to deal with. I was able to take inspiration from that sunrise and realise that no matter how difficult your life gets, no matter how bad a situation is, there is always going to be a light at the end of the tunnel and that tomorrow is a brand new day.”
Throughout the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions, our star-studded line-up will be taking over the Hot Press Instagram account (@hotpressmagazine), and live-streaming performances from their homes around the world directly to your phone.
We encourage everyone who enjoys JaXson's performance tonight to support him through this difficult time for musicians by buying his music.
Watch JaXson at 7.30pm tonight, April 16 – live from the Hot Press Instagram.
Take a look at the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions full line-up for the next five days below:
Thursday 16: JaXson
Friday 17: Miles Graham
Saturday 18: KTG
Sunday 19: Jack O'Rourke
Monday 20: Rosie Byrne