Terence Jack talks inspiration behind new single “Found It’

To say that Terence Jack is an adventure junkie would be an understatement. Turning this travel bug into a business plan, Terence used his warm energy and infectious charisma to start his own travel company, guiding young thrill-seeking travelers through South East Asia. It wasn’t all about cliff jumping and beach parties for Terence, though. At the end of the day, Terence has always been passionate about connecting with people, and for 13 years, adventure traveling was his way of doing it. But travel was never Terence’s only love. You could call music Terence’s high school sweetheart – his first true love that he never really got over.

“Found It” is the first single from Terence Jack’s upcoming album. It’s a rhythmic track that builds to a danceable, layered electro-pop song. Take a listen for yourself and read our new conversation below!

Can you talk to us about the inspiration behind ”Found It”? 

“Found It” is about breaking out of a shitty loop and sitting in comfort in your own mind. It touches on how we can become so disconnected from ourselves, that we become something we don’t feel like we even know or like. And in that sometimes we can go extended periods or throughout chapters of our life to finally come to realize it was all there inside. That we can allow ourselves to be happy within the confines of our mind. 

How has your community contributed to your success? 

I’m truly blessed being from Canada as the government supports the arts so well. We’ve really been held up with support on tours, albums etc.  On the local front in Vancouver, Canada, our friends and fans have been wonderful in their support in always showing up. It truly takes a village to make something work and I do feel like I have a pretty strong support network.  

What advice would you give other musicians? 

I mean giving advice to other musicians would need to perhaps come from a place of considerable success which I don’t really think we have to be honest. If I had to say something I would maybe say just keep moving forward one foot in front of the other. Keep writing and playing and finding ways to keep the creative flow going. Also learn how to let all the nay-sayers roll off your back. Let them be the catalyst to prove them wrong. 

Describe to our audience your music-making process.

I feel like I got a little bored with just playing guitar chords and writing over them so I’ve been experimenting with other methods. I use an OP1 which is a little portable synthesizer and I also use synth engines on my laptop with a keyboard plugged in. I just mess around with different chord changes, arpeggios etc and finding what inspires something. I also really enjoy writing with other musicians to keep me in the flow. I always learn something every time. 

How did it feel when you released your debut single? 

I released my debut single back in 2016 with this project and it felt pretty wild. It was a much grittier sound as a single than “Found It”. This single in particular feels pretty great because it’s the first cat out of the bag. I chose it because it sort of points another direction than the previous EP. I have previously had a tough time writing anything but sad songs so this was an exciting one for me. 

If you could collaborate with any musician/band, who would it be? And why?

Man oh man. I want to collab with soooo many artists but if I had to name a few it would be Daniel Auerbach, Blake Mills, Justin Vernon. I love writing with the guys I currently write with, namely, Thomas Hoeller and Daniel Klenner.

What first got you interested in music?

I remember being in my fathers truck as a little boy listening to his tapes and feeling the music take over my heart. It shifted reality for me. There’s nothing else like that for me in my life. I didn’t KNOW I was going to be in music but I certainly knew that I loved it. I remember my first stereo I bought with my paper route money and had it pointed right at my face on my bedside table and it transporting me away to wherever. I still get transported when music is in my vicinity. I have a very tough time conversing while there’s something juicy in my ears.