Jacko Hooper – “Getting No Place Fast”


Brighton-based artist Jacko Hooper impresses with the single “Getting No Place Fast,” which infuses melodic synths and guitars alongside a vibrant vocal performance. The result is a sound with dreamy pop allure and ample accessibility.

The chirpy synths and backing acoustics drive into Hooper’s calming vocal presence, remarking “we’ve all had enough now,” as a more familiar guitar-fronted aesthetic arises. Serene synths and warming acoustics embrace thereafter, culminating into the tender vocals easing back in. “We’ve all had enough now,” the vocals let out again, building into further hooky synth-driven prancing.

The memorable “Getting No Place Fast” is the second track from the artist’s debut album, Respair, releasing in March. The release continues the artist’s recurring themes involving mental health, with the album capturing and illuminating the experiences of a mental health crisis.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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