Jared Harper

FRESH: ‘About You’ – Jared Harper

Jared Harper writes “About You”

Rock-Pop, Country

San Francisco based artist Jared Harper has built up a number of songs written in lockdown in 2020 and is now ready to release those, beginning with “About You”.

The song is tinged with Country vibes and an old style rock and roll atmosphere and follows his only 2020 release, “If I Can’t Have You”, this time focusing on having that one person on your mind.

Jared’s vocals are far from gritty, but young and clear against the ‘dirty’ squeek of the guitar strings and the 70’s sounding backing track that never once over powers Jared’s voice, just so you can relish his inoffensive chords and heartfelt lyrics.

Jared worked with producer Josh Tyrell on the song, who blends together this singer-songwriter’s song with alt-rock and western influences to make a multi-genre infused hit, which Jared declares “it is a track for everyone who is missing someone, anyone, for any reason, which will resonate with the general public after this year of isolation”.

Jared made his debut with “Running After You” in 2018 and released two further tracks that year before take a two year break to recharge himself, returning in fine style on season 18 of The Voice USA, where he racked up over 640,000 views on YouTube. Prior to global lockdown, Jared had been headlining shows in San Francisco and touring cities like London and Los Angeles. Since then, he has been on countless livestreams, as a way to engage with fans and music lovers alike.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!