Jade Jackson has shared a weepy new ballad, “6FT Changes,” which captures her longing for live music events to return.
On it, Jackson dreams of “handshakes and hugs in a crowded space / Dancing with strangers and holding up beers,” and laments how COVID-19 put that all on ice. “And you were there swaying to the words I cried / And I woke in my bedroom with the sun in my eyes,” she croons over the delicate strumming of acoustic guitar.
Jackson was inspired to write the pandemic-themed song after she had a dream about returning to the stage. “The song—starting as a faint echo of my subconscious mind—grew louder until I quietly slipped out of bed and found myself in the dark of my living room holding my guitar. As soon as it was written I knew I wanted to share it with those who’d helped inspire it,” she said in a press statement, per Rolling Stone. “Theaters sitting somewhere in the dark, tour vans parked, and people like me who see live music to escape, connect and be, I wrote this for you.”
“6FT Changes” was released alongside a solemn music video that captures Jackson performing alone in an empty theater in her California hometown of San Luis Obispo. Watch it here: