Breathe in, revel, and let go; with this mantra, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer Rich Jacques leans into life with his single and video for Joy Follows Like a Shadow That Never Leaves — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
With a sonic style that is powerful, yet simple and direct, Jacques makes clear that the joy we all seek is found within the very peaks and valleys of our own journey. Joy Follows Like A Shadow That Never Leaves is the final preview and title track to Jacques’ latest album, which lands Friday.
The disc describes arch of an experience from beginning to end; from riding on the surface of life to allowing the depths of a true experience. Opening track Edge of the Sun starts with the reservation and fear of jumping into the deeper pool of life, before moving its way through Love (Oblivion), Confusion (Where is Home), Heartache (How Long), Hope (Clear Blue Skies), Relaxation (Cafe by the Sea), Gratitude (Home is Wherever We Are), Acceptance (Once You Love) and finally, Grace (Joy Follows Like a Shadow That Never Leaves).
Jacques’ intimate, meditative vocals and lush soundscape have earned him an esteemed reputation. From previous releases under his name and his band project Right The Stars, his songs have been heard in major commercials, TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and and motion pictures like The Break-Up. As a producer and songwriter, he collaborated with Colin Hay, Glen Phillips, Maya Rudolph and Peter Katz. In 2017, Jacques won a Grammy for his collaboration with Lisa Loeb on her album Feel What U Feel. However these are merely pieces of a puzzle that have granted him access to pull from such a universal tapestry and deliver the sentimental artistry that he embodies today, making Jacques someone to keep an ear out for.
Watch Joy Follows Like A Shadow That Never Leaves above, listen to more from Rich Jacques below, and see what he’s up to on his website and Instagram.