- 25 Aug 21
Take a look at the lyric video for the Sligo artist's new track below.
Following a string of lauded singles earlier this year, Jack Dora is back – with a dazzling new dance-pop track, 'Mine Forever', premiering below.
Drawing influence from the likes of Prince and Madonna, the track finds the Sligo-born new wave artist embracing the bold energy of the '80s, complete with hypnotic drums, feel-good synths, slick riffs and an irresistible bassline. In contrast to the playful irreverence of some of his previous releases, 'Mine Forever' also finds Jack exposing a new vulnerable side within his music, as he explores obsession and control in toxic relationships.
“It’s supposed to lure you into this positive and vibrant soundscape and then turn you inside out," he says of the track. "You almost think you’re listening to a typical love song about pure naive devotion, but you’re listening to a very toxic person describe their twisted, unhealthy infatuation with their partner.”
'Mine Forever' is the first single from Jack's upcoming debut EP, set to be released in early 2022.
“This song is the introduction to the unreliable narrators of the upcoming EP," he explains. "It’s taking the pretty sounds of '80s synth-pop and flipping it on its head by bringing modern issues of toxic masculinity and ego into the equation... and still making you dance to it."
Currently one of Irish music's best kept secrets, Jack wrote, recorded and produced 'Mine Forever' in his bedroom in Dublin. It was mixed by acclaimed Cork artist Yenkee, and mastered by Fergal Davis (Muse, Republic of Loose, Sinead O'Connor).
As live music in Ireland gradually reopens, stay tuned to Jack's social media platforms for news of upcoming gigs...
Ahead of its official release on Friday, take a look at the lyric video for 'Mine Forever' – further embracing the '80s influences with clips from Miami Vice – below: