When it comes to Jack Freeman‘s music, I’m a huge fan—but, for some reason, I always miss out on the releases.
In 2015, I got excited about his Munchies EP dropping after what I thought was a three year drought. Turns out, he released Spotless Mind: Side A the year prior. And now, another three years down the road, the Houston singer is back with a new album called Define Love—which arrives a year after Spotless Mind: Side B was released, and yes, I missed that too. It’s not all bad, though. It just means I’ve got plenty of music to enjoy.
Anyways, back in the present, this album is fantastic! I gave Bas’ Milky Way a listen earlier today so Define Love was my first choice of the midnight releases. And man, what a solid decision that was. With a run time of 39 minutes, the album is split into two halves with Freeman sharing his thoughts on love and what he’s learned through all the ups and downs it’s taken in life.
“I’ve lived my whole life believing in you, longing for you, doing things in the name of you. I thought maybe I had you figured out. I thought this would be easy,” Freeman wrote in a faux letter to Love on IG. “But then, you showed me the ugly parts of you. The part no one wants to feel. You’ve kicked me when I was down. You’ve pestered me. You’ve kept me up at night. I’ve hated you. I’ve wanted no part of you. I’ve given you access to me and sometimes all you did was tear me apart. I’ve wanted to die because of you. Your beauty. Your passion. Your light. I’ve lived my whole life thinking I knew what you were and what you looked like. Today I realize I don’t. So my letter to you on 8/24 is everything I found out about you along the way. The good and the bad. The happy and the sad. And I still don’t know shit about you.”
Press play on Define Love below and be sure to add the soulful affair on your preferred streaming platform.
As a bonus, Freeman also linked up with The Chopstars for a special chopped-not-slopped edition of the album.