His debut album, Matinee, didn’t blow up in the U.S. like I thought it would, but Jack Penate certainly did well across the pond. His lead single, “Tonight’s Today”, already started the jangly, guitar rock buzz train for his next opus, Everything Is New.
The lastest offering from Mr. Penate, “Be The One” is more brit-pop fun. Many of Penate’s songs stroll through familiar territory of heartbreak and love, but no matter the topic, he always seems to craft hooks that stick with you (whether you like it or not) . On “Be The One” he simply croons “I knew you could” and “I knew you should” amid echoic chants of “be the one”, subtle horns and paced electro-blips. It makes for a catchy track that reeled me in immediately.
Jack Penate – Be The One
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Thanks to Play It As It Lays.