Love is great. Everyone loves love. The euphoric feelings are the best in the world. But with such high highs comes the opposite end of the spectrum. A bad love can be catastrophic on your emotions, and even the end of a good one can cause a lot of pain. When you’re deep in that hole, it can feel like it’s never going to stop. But there is hope, and healing is possible. Canadian band Jackie (Jackie Mohr, Marc Girardin, Max Trefler) is here to help you heal with their new track “Lifetime In A Touch,” premiering this morning on Substream.
Jackie have a sound that’s quite unique, and it’s on full display on “Lifetime In A Touch.” Girardin’s guitars are extra fuzzy, but the riffs are still as catchy as they come. Trefler’s drums are key to giving the song momentum, and it’s clear Mohr had a strong vision in the writing. The more distorted, grimy elements are full rock, but there are production elements and melodic lines that will have you grooving just as much as any pop song. Mohr’s lyrics acknowledge the hurt from love, but there’s a ton of positivity and optimism that comes through in her voice on the chorus. “Lifetime In A Touch” contains a lot of different elements, and it’s a credit to Jackie that they’re all balanced perfectly.
Asked about the track, the band told us: “The song shows that love can hurt and fuck you up, but you don’t have to let it take over your life. It’s essentially a heartbreak song, wrapped in a happy vibe. We sort of tried to tell a, ‘there’s a light at the end of the tunnel’ story. The verse lyrics represent this past lover that engulfed you, controlled you. And the pre-chorus and chorus remind you that there’s more to life.”