Sammy Jackson closes the book on a love affair with her rapturous new single and video What Is There To Say? — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Arriving fresh off the sweet success of her first time win for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year at the 2021 Juno Awards, the jazz-pop R&B singer-songwriter’s latest track is the perfect happy-sad song; an achingly beautiful lament of pain and uncertainty set atop an instrumental melody that evokes warmth and refection.
“What Is There To Say is about a relationship ending and not knowing what the future holds,” Jackson notes. “The lyrics illustrate a feeling of sadness and regret while the harmonic progression conveys a feeling of hope and a new beginning.”
Jackson took home the Juno Award for her sophomore EP With You, triumphing over a field of superbly talented and peers including Diana Krall, Laila Biali, Matt Dusk and Sophie Day. With You features all-original compositions in collaboration with vocalist and songwriter Jacqueline Teh, as well as Tom Fleming (guitar), Chris Pruden (piano), Mark Godfrey (bass) and Ian Wright (drums).
In addition to gathering performing experience, Jackson has pursued a formal education in music, earning a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from the University of Toronto, studying with accomplished vocalists including Alex Samaras, Christine Duncan and Sienna Dahlen.