Jack Nooney Talks About His Newest Single "Why Can't I Breathe"

Welcome back to BuzzMusic! We love your new track “Why Can’t I Breathe”! What inspired this song?

‘Why Can’t I Breathe’ was inspired by one studio session. I was by myself just trying to write a song that I wanted to hear. The beat was inspired by hiphop because I wanted that kind of style, but the vocals are very inspired by the Beatles with all the harmonies and high vocals that I sang. The whole song came together in about a 2-3 hour session, and was mixed and mastered that same day. 

What emotions did you have to channel when curating the lyrics?

For the emotion of the entire track I wanted it to sound sad but powerful at the same time. The melody that I sang in the chorus just came to me out of nowhere and I stuck with it. I really just wanted the whole thing to sound like a cry for help, and sound very emotional. To me it is like a hiphop or r&b ballad. The drums are very hiphop, but the instrumentation is very r&b, while the lyrics are very pop or rock like. 

What do you hope your listeners take away from your new EP “Songs For You”?

When listening to my new EP I want people to really hear how I was feeling at that time. The song ‘Take Me To The Stars’ was from a beat I made on instagram live and the lyrics just naturally came to me. Or when someone hears ‘Watch The Sunrise’ I want it to feel like summer, and being outside all day. Each song is like a part of my life that I imagined or lived.

It hasn’t been long since we wrote about your song “Get Back In Line”. How do you keep yourself on track to write and record so consistently?

I feel like I keep myself on track by just living my life. Songs come to me, or a melody comes to me. It is usually inspiration, then I go and record it. Or I go into the studio and try to come up with something that I really like. Most of the time the sessions are good but recently I have had a few bad ones. It is all about wanting for me. I want to make music, I want to go write a song because that is what I want to do with my life.

What’s next for you?

Right now I want to focus on releasing singles and reaching a wider audience. I want to spend time connecting with people and really try to get my name out there. I want to try to make it big. Other than that, I am working on a song for people to be featured on, and trying to be more collaborative with my work. But for right now you can stream my new EP ‘Songs For You’ everywhere.

Check out "Why Can't I Breathe" here!


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