Imagine on the day you’re packing your bags to move into your new house, you find your memory box and in it, things you forgot even existed. An appropriate scenario considering how melancholic and how true-to-reality comes the new single from Rich Jacques from Los Angeles, California.
“For the last year starting in June 2021, I left Montecito, CA, and became a nomad. This song really became a theme for me. All these places left an imprint, and then eventually – a memory. All the footage in the music video was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro and edited on an iMovie application. Since June I’ve explored: Phoenix, Sedona, Austin, Memphis, Nashville, Charleston, Hilton Head, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lengenfeld, Berry, Paris, Gouda, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Milbrook, NYC, and still adding to the list continuously,” shares the singer exclusively for Blue Rhymez Entertainment.
Everything must change inherited the need to move from its songwriter thus transmitting evolving tranquility with concomitant sorrow and joy residing in acceptance of life as it is. It is just as exhilarating in meaning as it is wistful in music.
The doleful piano notes moving rather quickly are capable of creating the image of a running train in the mind of the listener and entrap the attention since the start. Climb the tallest tree/ And look around you/ Find a sacred space/ That grounds you, whimsically sings Rich Jacques as if whispering knowledge that’s too important and precious to be told out loud. Say what you will, but the decision to go for the highly unusual timbre is what confers an unforgettable X-factor to Everything must change.
The singer then repeats Maybe we can turn around with a highly doubting basis behind it. Think of when you spent your last money on something you wanted and you think you’re gonna make it back fast but deep down you know it’s gonna be a b*tch getting back to that number again. That’s the vibe that rubs off on the repeated phrase. The contrasting parallel between the tranquil voice and the ephemeral invocated frame of mind discombobulates the listener in a very artistic way. Just as when you see a Picasso painting but the more you stare at it, the deeper and darker it gets.
As I lay here on the ground/ All the clouds are changing shape/ And the world keeps turning round/ But nothing ever stays the same/ Everything I thought I knew/ All at once it looks so strange Nothing’s certain in this life/ But everything must change, continues Rich Jacques in the same vein of miraculous peace found in the middle of the storm. The piano invariably remains front and center while a high-pitched watery synth is added on the top frequency helping to acoustically differentiate the hook from the verses.
Dream/ That you’re alive/ Let it find you/ Leave everything/ Behind you, boldly encourages the artist his audience to dive head first and logic after. Honestly, considering the last years on this planet, this may not be that bad of an idea. If sh*t’s gonna hit the fan at least decide which fan and how high you aim. Sorry for the vivid picture!
The sweet, warm, heart-snuggling vocals grant the listener another full chorus and leave us in dismantled layers of echoing sampled bits. Well, it’s songs like this that make you realize you’re lacking love in your life for you feel more connected to the singer than to anyone around you 😀 On a serious note, Everything must change will have any Ambient lover intently paying attention to the instrumental layout, lyrical structure, and stupendously delivered vocals.
Song Credits: Rich Jacques – Artist, Songwriter, Music Producer; Daniel Pashman – Songwriter; Dave McNair – Mastering Engineer.
Make sure you support Rich Jacques by streaming Everything must change on Apple Music HERE, on Deezer HERE, on Tidal HERE, on Amazon Music HERE, on YouTube Music HERE, and on Spotify below:
Written by Mariana Berdianu
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