Jackie Bristow plays an acoustic show with a collection of her songs old and new but showcasing songs from her new album ‘Outsider’ which is released March 04.
Including recently released singles ‘Without You’ and ‘Livin’ for Love’ New single Livin’ for Love set for release in January
New Zealand-born, United States-based singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow releases her intoxicating new single, Livin’ for Love, on January 21, 2022.
The song is the lead single for her fifth studio album, Outsider, which is due to drop in early March.
Livin’ for Love is a vibrant, funky fusion of Jackie Bristow’s musical influences, picked up over a long career and countless thousands of miles. Built on a foundation of earthy roots, a soulful groove and sophisticated, insistent rhythms, the song challenges priorities in a materialistic world.
In the chorus lyric, Jackie asks “are we livin’ for love, or digging for the money, chasing the honey” and answers her own question with an emphatic, “I choose love”.
The idea for the song came during a discussion Jackie had with a Sydney friend about their motivations in life.
“We’re both artists and have embraced that life surrounded by people who resonate that same vibration,” Jackie says. “I personally have never made decisions based on the money. I guess in some ways it’s quite courageous. I’ve always followed my heart and music has been my calling, a force that has taken me on an incredible journey.
“At the end of the day love conquers all and choosing love for yourself and the world helps spread positivity and happiness.”
A video for Livin’ for Love was shot in Auckland and Los Angeles by New Zealand director Mark Tierney, formerly of seminal Kiwi band Strawpeople.
The songs on Outsider were recorded in Nashville, in the United States, and Auckland with Jackie’s longtime musical partner Mark Punch producing, mixing and playing guitar.
An ace lineup of musicians feature in the song, including Gov’t Mule bass guitarist Jorgen Carlsson, prolific in-demand session drummer Greg Morrow, and percussionist Thomas Gallatin from the Norwegian group Darling West, along with prominent Australian bluegrass banjo specialist Mark Collins and Hammond organ virtuoso Clayton Doley. Australian Rick Price and Nashville session singer Kristen Rogers join Mark Punch on backing vocals.
Her exquisite songcraft and compelling live performances have seen her share the bill and a personal connection with many of the world’s musical elite, including Bonnie Raitt, Boz Skaggs, Chris Isaak, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Miller Band, Foreigner, Art Garfunkel, Phoebe Snow and John Waite.
And, always, the road calls.