Jago Thorne

Jago Thorne

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

With a vocal sound ranging from angsty folk balladeer to pop-tinged rocker, Jago's songwriting is rooted in poetic lyricism. Electro-acoustic Alt-Rock melodies feature ambient electric guitars, bit-crushed synths, and a driving rhythm section that reveal a baroque-rock impulse bedded in Americana.

Biography

For his debut album release, artist Jago Thorne presents Fire in the Wake, a densely packed collection of lyrical unveiling and musical moxie. Chiseled from bedrock autobiography, the album balances the familiar territory of the singer-songwriter with a surprising collision of pan-genre compositions and stark narratives.

Fire in the Wake, is a percussive, electro-acoustic Alt-Rock album, led by Jago's distinctive vocals and backed by bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), drummer Shawn Pelton (Regina Spektor, Citizen Cope, Johnny Cash), Stan Harrison on horns, (David Bowie, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen), and pedal steel player Cartwright Thompson; a crew capable of pop-precision and surprise left-turns that keep ears close to the music.

Jago's arrangements combine ambient electric guitars, live string performances, bit-crushed synths, folk-inspired acoustic guitars, and a driving rhythm section that reveal a baroque-rock impulse bedded in Americana. With a vocal sound that ranges from angsty folk balladeer to pop-tinged rocker, Jago's songwriting is rooted in poetic lyricism. As storyteller, Jago weaves apocalyptic narratives (Sunburn, As I Walk), and renders testimony from the underdog-visionary (Bloom, Wrench, Butcher).

Penned while working a centuries old farm in New England, his songs prove visceral and earnest to his experience. Produced and recorded in the natural acoustics of his vaulted barn as well as studios in New York, Boston, and rural New England, Jago Thorne's music takes listeners for a ride. At times haunting, seductive, or all out rocking, Fire in the Wake reveals the artist in raw creative form.

Lyrics

SUNBURN

Written By: Jago Thorne

SUNBURN
JAGO THORNE © All Rights Reserved

(Verse 1)
Forgive me I needed to know, needed to leave
For the war plane, and the cufflink gold—our shipwreck, our disease
I kept my heart, no need for guns
Nothing to lose, nothing to win
This is my sunburned skin

(Verse 2)
City of glass and steel, village of mud
Where I jumped inside the body of a devil, far from my beloved
I kept my heart, no need for guns
Nothing to lose, nothing to win

(Chorus)
This is my sunburned skin
It's where the ice age ends
And how the bleached tattoo
Bleeds the ink in men

This is my sunburned skin
This is the dream we’re in
Where all our thoughts are synched
And the towers bend
To the whistling reed

(Verse 3)
City of block and tar, village of maize
Where I shot through the body of a general, on a bullet ricochet
I kept my heart, no need for guns
Nothing to lose, nothing to win
This is my sunburned— Heart Heart Heart

(Bridge)
The world is colliding
Our spaceman is dying
The surface is boiling
And you want to get closer, and burn me in
To where the ice age ends
This is my sunburn skin
This is the dream we're in

(Chorus)
When all our thoughts are synched
And all the towers bend
To the whistling reed
This is my sunburned skin

AS I WALK

Written By: Jago Thorne

AS I WALK
Jago Thorne © All rights reserved

Straight ahead out of the room
Water rising to the moon
And the fire balloon—
Burned my fuel, burned my time
Burned my mind, and stole the glue
That kept the page close to the spine

Chorus
And I'm writing to you as I walk
Yeah I'm writing to you as I walk
Gonna write miles over roadways with chalk
I'm writing to you as I walk
Yeah I'm writing to you as I walk


And I hope it all works out
Hope there's enough to get us through
A winter in June

Orders say stay inside
But there's a tribe along the coast
Where I'm needed most

Chorus
I'll be writing to you as I walk
I'll be writing to you as I walk
Gonna write miles over roadways with chalk
I'm writing to you as I walk

I'll be writing to you as I walk
Gonna write miles over roadways with chalk
I'm writing to you as I walk
I'll be writing to you as I walk

Discography

SUNBURN (single- A side) released 7.26.2011
AS I WALK (single- AA side) released 7.26.2011
FIRE IN THE WAKE (expected late August 2011)