Track Review: Aaron Yorke // Jail

Aaron Yorke is not a new artist to Nexus Music Blog. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we reviewed his single ‘Storms’ – which you can read here – and now we have more from this exceptional folk artist. After performing with acts like McFly, Scouting for Girls and the Tom Robinson Band, this veteran folk singer has released Storms and ‘Jail’ is one of the tracks from this incredible EP.



From the opening spoken intro to the final chorus, ‘Jail’ is a heartbreaking and slightly chilling single. Inspired by his daughter’s struggles with anxiety and the desire to gain awareness of childhood mental health, the lyrical content is resonating and poignant; however, it is the combination of simple instrumentation and Yorke’s dulcet tones that emphasises feelings of desperation and strife. An acoustic piano-driven track, ‘Jail’ is reminiscent of Tom Odell and Ed Sheeran, but with a certain intensity lacking in Odell and Sheeran’s works.

“When my daughter was diagnosed with anxiety we did not know where to turn for help. It shocked me how little support is available for children, so I wrote this song to help raise awareness and maybe to make a small change in some way.” – Aaron Yorke on ‘Jail’

Aaron Yorke released an official video for ‘Jail’ that can be viewed HERE.

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