Jack Flanagan From Mystery Jets Announces Debut Album, Releases ‘Skyhorse X Skyhorse’

Jack Flanagan, the bassist and vocalist for the Mystery Jets, has announced details of his solo project, which will be released later this year — listen to the new song “Skyhorse X Skyhorse.”

‘Jack Rides The Sky,’ which will be released on June 10th, brings together Flanagan’s songs and ideas over the preceding ten years.

Image courtesy – The Irish Times

The news is accompanied with the psychedelic track ‘Skyhorse X Skyhorse,’ which progresses from dreamy to intense.

“Skyhorse x Skyhorse was born in a shed in somebody else’s back garden in north London,” explained Flanagan. “It began as 8 different songs and after half a year of experimentation it eventually became one. I wanted to try and construct a song that took you to as many different places as possible within three minutes. I think it does.”

Image courtesy – Irish News

Listen to ‘Skyhorse X Skyhorse’ below:

‘Jack Rides The Sky’ is being released by Modern Sky and the track list for the album is as follows:

‘Skyhorse X Skyhorse’
‘Gravy Train’
‘Don’t Ask Me Why’
‘Something Has Changed’
‘Blue Canoe’
‘Girls and Boys’
‘Why Am I Only Here’

Mystery Jets released their sixth studio album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ in 2020. “With protest songs and celebrations of the NHS all part of their new identity, it’s a wildly successful take on the world at large as the band enter a new decade,” NME wrote of the album in a four-star review.

Mystery Jets also shared covers album ‘Home Protests’ in 2020. Explaining how they recorded the album in lockdown, the Jets said: “As the world ground to a halt, with global lockdowns and illnesses, we continued to protest from our homes: recording lo-fi live covers of nine timeless tracks spanning the last half-century. Songs tackling perennial issues from discrimination and homelessness to war, consumer capitalism and environmental destruction.”

–Aditi Manjunath