If you are looking for a quintessential song about heartbreak, Jack Conman has you covered. His latest release ‘Come Back in the Room’ combines the longing to work things out with the knowledge that the relationship has run its course. The single considers opening up to someone only to have them disregard what you say by claiming you are too emotional. This disregard of emotion shines through in the lyrics and vocal performance.
Conman’s husky tones first caught people’s attention when he exploded onto the music scene in 2017 with his EP Heddison. While the EP gained him attention, he actually started his musical journey as a drummer in a Nickelback cover band at age 8 and started writing music at 12. He was also part of the Hull-based Warren Youth Project before he struck out on his own.
The dulcet guitar is what captures your attention from the first second of ‘Come Back in the Room’. The melody highlights Conman’s percussive guitar style that adds this amazing flavour to the single. There are some layers to the melody that work together to create a gentle and sad basis for the song. The heartbreak of the track has its foundations in the melody as it creates this melancholic feeling that sits at the back of your mind.
While the melody sets the foundation, Conman’s husky tones drive the heartbreak and despair home. There is a pleading tone to the vocals, but this lies over a thread of hopelessness. It is a sense of resignation that things are over and cannot be mended, but still wanting to try. Together the vocals and melody create a poignant picture that drives through your chest leaving you feeling emotionally drained.
‘Come Back in the Room’ by Jack Conman creates the tragic beauty of heartbreak and the desire to make things better. Conman’s husky tones combine with the refined arrangement of the track to transport you to a moment of despair, pleading and realisation.