Jade Jackson longs for gigs and live music in “6FT Changes”

She wrote the song for “people like me who see live music to escape, connect and be.”

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:

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