A Day In The Life

Go Behind The Mic With A Day In The Life Of Musician Jack River

By Morgan Reardon
14th Feb 2020

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We’re just a little bit obsessed with Aussie songbird Jack River. The ARIA-nominated artist, aka Holly Rankin, has been tearing up the charts since dropping her debut LP Sugar Mountain in May 2019. The track premiered on triple j Breakfast before quickly becoming the number one most played song and we've been digging her tunes ever since.

Today she’s releasing her highly anticipated EP Stranger Heart , with upcoming tours and festivals filing her jam-packed calendar. So, yeah she’s got a bit on.

To celebrate her new music (and because we’re a little bit nosy) we’re taking a sneak peek into how Jack River spends her days, in our brand-new series ‘A Day In The Life Of’. Hint: it involves a lot of lists and dog love. 

My alarm goes off at…5.45am but I get up at 6.15am.
And the first thing I do is…give my dog a hug.
This Valentine’s Day I’m... releasing an EP called Stranger Heart.


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My favourite love song is…Fade Into You by Mazzy Star.
Brekky is usually…a smoothie then eggs on toast.
A typical day of work for me starts with…a breath, letting go of stress and a list. 
I’ll head to the studio…whenever I feel I want to write a song. 
What I’m working on is…. pieces of writing, videos, shows, touring plans and my two festivals Grow Your Own and Electric Lady. 


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When I need a break I always…get outside.
I get inspiration from…nature and people doing great things.
I’m currently in love with…my dog, Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern. 
Around 3pm you’ll usually find me…still at my desk working. 
I prep for touring by…making lists, pre-organising classes and making little wellness packs for the road.  


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My favourite part of my job is…translating weird spiritual messages into hearable recordings and meeting young people across the country. 
I decompress after a gig or day in the studio by…swimming in the ocean. 
I couldn’t get through the day without…a swim and a list.


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My ideal date is…surfing, then dinner outside / in the country/by the coast. 
My bedtime routine is…read some poetry and write a little.
I'm in bed by...10pm. 

Stranger Heart drops today. To grab your own copy, head here

Image Credit: Daphne Nguyen, Jack River Instagram

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