Thunder Jackson Announces Debut Album, Drops New Song “Institution”
- Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Thunder Jackson announced his self-titled debut album will be released on October 1, 2020.
The album contains 11-track, written and produced alongside long-term collaborator, British writer-producer Pete Lawrie Winfield.
From the album, he dropped a new song “Institution” with an accompanying music video directed by Thunder Jackson himself on August 5th. The song is reminiscent of Peter Gabriel.
“‘Institution’ is one of the most personal songs on the record,” explains Thunder Jackson. “It’s about my adolescence, specifically the period during which I was mis-prescribed medication. The negative effects of the pills left me questioning my reality. My brain felt like it was entirely mechanical and my everyday life felt incredibly systematic in a way I felt no control over – I was trapped in a mode of what I can best describe as “synthetic thinking”, as opposed to healthy, “organic thinking”. My mental health was deteriorating and I felt like I had nowhere to turn and no one to help. Through a great deal of trial and error, I eventually found the end of the tunnel but it took until I did to fully understand where I had been. This song is a reminder to myself, and to anyone who battles mental illness of any kind, that we are not alone in our struggle to find health, happiness, and self-love. And a further reminder that the struggle may be lifelong, but worth the fight.”
- source : Wonderland Magazine