Having already undertaken an extensive UK radio tour and with performances at some of the UK’s most exclusive, private members clubs including London’s Groucho Club already under his belt, talented singer-songwriter Jack Vandevelde is quickly becoming one to watch.
Currently working on his next EP as well as his future single releases, Vandervelde has also been writing with the guys from The 1975 and Riccardo Damian, the man behind hits by Adele and Bruno Mars. Having recently shared his new single “Trouble”, he’s a busy guy with a growing fan-base, one which looks set to grow even further over the coming weeks and months.
His new b-side “Island Of Mine” is perhaps his best release to date, and one which, to this music fans’ ears, deserves massive airplay.
Asked about the story behind the track, Jack says:
“I wrote Island of Mine with Eren Cannata in March of 2015. The idea came out of no where and we never intended to write it. We were working on another song when Eren picked up my guitar and started playing a guitar part. It had a groovy reggae vibe to it which prompted me to repeat “On this island of mine”. We were both having fun with it so we paused the other project and started writing it. It happened very fast. The song has its literal meaning which is the story of a guy trying to escape the world to his own private paradise but it came from what I was feeling at the time. I had just dropped out of school and moved to New York City. Manhattan became symbolic for me as this “island of mine.”