Here is an upbeat finish to the week from Noble Jacks, taken from the Deluxe version of ‘Stay Awake’, which is due for release on 27th March. The song is particularly meaningful to the band, who explain: “We wrote this song to promote positive mental health awareness, particularly for men to speak openly about negative thoughts with each other, following the suicide of our lead singer’s housemate at university.”
‘Enjoy the Ride’ is complemented by an excellent video that shows, literally, the masks we often wear. Matt Deveson of the Noble Jacks says: “This video is literally a piece of art against living miserably, yet disguising it behind a brave face. To represent this, we feature a young man, who is clearly miserable and struggling with his mental health, but instead of talking about it, he masks it behind a veneer of happiness — represented in the video by covering his face with an ecstatic emoji mask, further increasing his misery.” There’s a valuable message of hope here. Keep talking, folks.