Jade Jackson has released the muscular tune “Bottle It Up,” her first new music in two years. The song will appear on the southern California singer-songwriter’s new album Wilderness, which was produced by Social Distortion leader Mike Ness.
Propelled by bright strums of acoustic guitar and a toe-tapping tempo, “Bottle It Up” sees Jackson asserting her independence but also finding the parts of a relationship worth savoring. “Life goes faster/I’d rather be brave than what you’re after,” she sings in the opening lines, before the melodic chorus hints at her contentment: “Bottle it up, the way you’re holdin’ me/If ever I get lonely, gonna pour myself a drink.” In the video, Jackson and her love interest head to Joshua Tree for a little aimless fun.
Wilderness is the follow-up to Jackson’s debut album Gilded, which was also produced by Ness. It arrives after a dark period in Jackson’s life when she was recovering from a traumatic injury and battling dependency and depression that had her questioning everything about her own musical talent.
“Needless to say, for the first time since I had written my very first song, I didn’t believe in my music anymore,” Jackson says in a release. But she kept writing as a therapeutic exercise, putting together a new batch of songs with a more autobiographical point of view.
Wilderness will be released via Anti Records on June 28th.