Let me be honest, I usually don’t give ‘new music’ the proper attention when it lands on my desk. Like most of the working class; I store the music on my hard drive and completely forget about it. This also happened with ‘The Rapture’ by Jack Stone. I told myself that I was going to give it a listen in my car on the way back from work. But, as life would have it. The single was lost for a few weeks between clocking in office hours and way too short weekends. But, last night ‘The Rapture‘ crossed my internet path and I found it again [Hhhhhaaaaallelujah!!!!] and immediately gave it to my ears…

It’s flipping awesome to say the least, I enjoyed it. I’m not really familiar with his previous work, but ‘The Rapture’ really impressed me. A lekker tune that will definitely be gracing my car playlist this afternoon. Check it out:

[makes mental note to see Jack Stone live]

Jack Stone’s latest single release ‘The Rapture’, available this week, is a new sonic journey that showcases Jack’s undoubtable progression as a songwriter and artist.

With this brand-new offering a long while in the making, ‘The Rapture’ sees Jack Stone at perhaps his most contemplative yet, drawing inspiration from some very difficult recent personal experiences. Don’t go expecting a morose ballad, however, as Jack pulled out all the stops in crafting an accessible contemporary rock number that speaks to listeners across generations.

‘The Rapture’ was recorded at Stone Studios International’s in-house recording facility, under the expert guidance of Stone producer/engineer Rudi Massyn. The multitalented Jack Stone wrote both the music and lyrics and acted as co-producer alongside Rudi.

Regarding the inspiration to write ‘The Rapture’, Jack explains, “In December 2014, after a very difficult few months following the loss of someone extremely important to me, I had some time to sit back and reflect on many things in my personal capacity as well as the current state of the world we live in.”

He further states, “During this time, my mind was subconsciously twisting and turning at night swamped with dreams and memories. From this unconscious internal discourse, the song came about, though I had no idea as to what it would be about. I was just compelled to compose, offering an honest reflection of my state of mind at the time.”

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As with much of Jack Stone’s music, ‘The Rapture’ – though dealing with some heavily emotional material – provides the listener with a strong sense of hope and delivers an almost cathartic aural experience. It’s a song that demands introspection and delivers a positive message about overcoming particularly difficult times in your life.

Jack elaborates, “The song is about questioning yourself – really taking the time to reflect on your current state of mind and what’s going on in your life. It’s about not giving in to apathy and wasting time, but rather taking action to change those things that are negatively affecting you – essentially ripping yourself out of a negative situation and seizing positivity… that’s where the title ‘The Rapture’ comes from.”

‘The Rapture’ is the latest entry into the Jack Stone discography, which includes his 2013 debut full-length album Walk On and a number of well-received singles that followed, including ‘Common Rejection’ and ‘Blood, Sweat & Years’ – all released through Stone Studios International. Several music videos, media appearances, and charity performances later, Jack Stone is still capturing the hearts of young and old music fans alike, building up a steady following across the country.

‘The Rapture’ is available for download on iTunes and CD Baby. If you’re looking to change your life for the better, do it now… and don’t forget to download Jack Stone’s ‘The Rapture’ today!