- 07 Mar 19
Home grown Paul Jenkinson releases new tune 'Can't Help it'.
Mainly found capturing ears and hearts while busking along Grafton Street, Paul Jenkinson is an acoustic artist who is also an accomplished songwriter. Inspired by a wide range of talents, including Hozier, Biffy Clyro and The 1975, his music hints at these influences, while also featuring his own fresh sound.
Earlier this year, he released his debut single with a gig in the Workman’s Vintage room, where he gave the packed room a sneaky listen to some of the other songs he was working on. Making it clear that he keeps his songs close to his heart, he stresses that they're all based on real experiences. This makes them resonant with his audience.
Jenkinson recorded his latest release with Jacob Koopman, of Phantom Records, a good friend and fellow busker. The pair produced the song in a way that ensured that it maintained an upbeat manner. In Paul's words, this was in order to remind him “How much I have changed for the better”.
Although clearly an upbeat song with an energetic, catchy chorus the meaning behind the song is much more sombre. It's based on Paul’s realisation that he “would stay with someone even if they would be terrible”, because he was “afraid of being alone and afraid of change”.
Listen to 'Can't Help It' below:
Can't Help It, a song by Paul Jenkinson on Spotify