'Oh My God I Know' talks of time passing by and such themes that we can all relate to. "Oh my god I know, we should be taking care of ourselves."
'At least we see the same moon' has a touch of melancholy but a hopefullness shining through. Again themes of moving on are present.
'Star' has a nice mellow quality, and for lack of a more appropriate word, a quaint 'starryness' to it with intermitent chimes and a steady rhythm accompanying a beautifully and contentedness in its melody. Almost playfullness comes out in it, and the same is present in 'All there is to wonder' where chimes ring out again but a little bit of that country influence comes out as well with the appearance of the banjo. This EP is an impressive account of musical voyage and insight far beyond Jacksons years, and going by the EP the album is sure to be a treat. If this is what he is producing now, we can only imagine how much is yet to come from this young artist and how much wiser he will be when he reaches the age most of his influences were when they produced their music. Keep an eye on this one, Indigo agree with Josh Pyke, he's going places.
Listen to tracks off Jasckons Ep on his myspace.
Queenscliff Music Festival
Interview with Jackson McLaren by Eitan Kornfeld, Will Cumming, Veronica Sullivan and Zoe Ryan