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Jack Carty failed in love. The result is his second studio album 'Break Your Own Heart'. Fresh from standout sets at Woodford Folk Festival, a solid year of national and international touring and his debut album 'One Thousand Origami Birds' being named in a slew of Best of 2011 lists, Jack is on the road again touring his most ambitious, eloquent, moving and accomplished release to date.
'Break Your Own Heart' sees a darker, more dynamic turn in Carty's songwriting coinciding with a year that was, in the words of the man himself: "Simultaneously one of the best and worst of my life." From the rolling guitar line of opening track "The Length Of Canada" (co-written with Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Dan Wilson), through the gritty directness of "Everything, Unhappily", the immense longing of songs like "Travelling Shoes" and "She Loves Me" to the ironically upbeat swagger of "She's Got A Boyfriend" 'Break Your Own Heart' is a stunningly unified, moving and thoughtful collection of songs that effortlessly captures a time and place in a young man's life. A time and place most of us can relate to:
"When I think of the year 2011 in the future I am sure I will overwhelmingly remember airports, highways, train stations and other people's couches. This record is about that. Not the travel necessarily, but about giving up a lot in one area of your life in order to try and achieve your goals in another. I think that is a crossroads most people come to at some point along the way", Carty explains.
Two releases, national and international tours, festival dates, supports for the likes of Matt Corby, Husky, Joshua Radin, Brett Dennen & Ingrid Michaelson, a MusicOZ Award, TV Syncs and appearances across North America (including Canadian Music Week 2011) later, Jack is still watching, still thinking, still travelling and still creating... A good thing too, with 'Break Your Own Heart' receiving critical acclaim across the country and reaching a peak of #8 on the iTunes Australia Singer-Songwriter Chart and #15 on the Australian Independent Records chart on its week of release.
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