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LISTEN: Jack Van Cleaf, “Ingrid”

Mar 31, 2022

LISTEN: Jack Van Cleaf,

Artist: Jack Van Cleaf
Hometown: Encinitas, California
Song: “Ingrid”
Album: Fruit From the Trees
Release Date: March 30, 2022

In Their Words: “‘Ingrid’ is an ode to a friend who couldn’t seem to catch a break. I wrote it in high school, messing with strophic form for the first time, welcoming the freedom that came along with writing a song without a chorus. The writing process was sonically colored by the music of heroes of mine like Gregory Alan Isakov. Producing the track with Jamie Mefford, who produced my favorite Isakov records, felt like bringing the song home yet, at the same time, like exploring newfound worlds of sound. I was amazed by what he could do with a simple background vocal or an unexpected synth. I always knew that I wanted the song to open the album, and that was one of the few things that didn’t change throughout the recording process. It’s a song about airports, hope, golden states and promised lands — a sunny welcome to an otherwise emotionally turbulent record.” — Jack Van Cleaf


Photo Credit: Jacob Ruth

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