Music Video of the Day: Jack River “Fault Line” (2017)

Jack River has returned with an excellent music video for her new single “Fault Line”, released just ahead of her anticipated Melbourne Music Week appearance this weekend.

The track itself falls brilliantly in line with previous Jack River releases, brimming with enough edge to keep her alt-pop firmly grounded in reality, while the glimmering high ends of the pop production her music employs absolutely soars. “Fault Line” itself channels a darker sense of songwriting and use of pop melody in expressing Jack River’s lyrics, as she explains the song came from quite a fragile time.

“I was deep in a really dark time in my world,” she explains. “I wanted to capture the fragility of walking around in your mind in the dark and then exploding into emotion and regret when you surface. At the same time, I felt this need to lean into some kind of teenage dream to distract myself from the sadness of it all. That’s where the production comes in.”

So here we find ourselves at the music video. Directed by Matt Sav, we’re taken into this dream of sorts, with River placed in a universe where car racing reigns and she is right in the middle of it.

Check it out below!

Jack River will be on the road in March, tour dates below!

Tickets available from 10am AEDT, November 20th via

March 16th | Mojo’s, FREMANTLE
March 17th | Rocket Bar, ADELAIDE
March 22nd | Howler, MELBOURNE
March 23rd | Oxford Art Factory,SYDNEY
March 24th | Woolly Mammoth, BRISBANE


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