‘Hand On Heart’ is the new single from Brisbane singer-songwriter Jack Bratt, written on the other side of the world while navigating the end of a long-term relationship.
Jack wrote ‘Hand On Heart’ while living in Brooklyn undertaking the Grant McLennan Fellowship, which he was awarded in 2019.
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Bratt’s long-term relationship of seven years came to an end, leaving him on the other side of the world, figuring out what was coming next.
Navigating this phase during such an uncertain time gave inspiration for the foundation of ‘Hand On Heart’ and from there, the music came to life.
“I’d spent a year in a bit of a holding pattern trying to work out where my life was headed after such a huge change in trajectory,” Jack says. “I thought the rest of my life was planned out and then it completely changed overnight.
“The lyrical content of the song is referencing a lot of doubt about whether or not I would be able to repair correctly after that relationship, and if I was ever going to allow myself to be vulnerable enough to put myself in the position again.
“I had several short-lived relationships afterwards and just found myself feeling a bit broken and unable to give the emotional depth to those relationships that I wanted to.”
‘Hand On Heart’ is the first new music from Jack Bratt since his debut album ‘Slow Release’ in 2022.
Jack has emerged as an accomplished solo artist following some two decades playing with various groups and contributing to many projects. ‘Hand On Heart’ is a strong step forward for Jack as he embarks on the next phase of his career.
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