I don’t often look back on my high school days. But every once in a while, I’ll hear an Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark or Depeche Mode song on the radio and I can’t help. I’m immediately transported to those delightfully awkward days of trying to fit in. I knew Paul Jacks’ “Laid To Rest” was a beauty when the song took me back in an instant. A new song that sounds so classic that it duped my head into believing it was an oldie. That’s skill!

Scotland-born, Paul Jacks, now resides in sunny Alaska. He’ll be releasing a solo LP (Defractor, Tritone Records) on the 30th of November. We can’t wait to hear the rest of this one. And with references in his bio to Bowie, Gary Numan, Simple Minds, expectations are high!

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