Jack Trades, Piques, and Rachel West team up on a brand new amazing single ‘Right Thing’ via Physical Presents
This time around, he’s joined alongside esteemed DJ/producer Piques and singer/songwriter Rachel West. The new collaborative effort directly follows up Jack Trades and Heather Jannsen’s ‘On My Mind’ from the tail end of last October, in addition to Piques’ ‘Me Without You’ from this January and West’s ‘You Make Hope Look Good’ from the same month. Out now via Physical Presents, ‘Right Thing’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Jack Trades says: “When I wrote the instrumental demo and sent it over to Piques and Rachel, they came actually back to me with the initial concept of ‘Right Thing’. Rachel being the amazing songwriter she is, wrote something emotional yet upbeat, which had me hooked right away. Rachel created a whole vibe and it was definitely a challenge to make sure we had the right elements in place. After going back and forth with the many different versions, agreed to keep the verses minimal with some plucks and drums. But where the record really shines is when the pianos come in on the pre section and carries that energy throughout the drop. Super proud of this one!”
A catchy four-on-the-floor beat quickly follows, and is paired perfectly with her flawlessly-executed vocal performance. Soaring, anthemic, and rife with sonic profundity, her singing voice glides throughout the entirety of the three minute runtime, leaving the listener with a strong desire for more.
Piques added: “I think one of the most difficult things about being in a relationship that didn’t work out is questioning everything and anything while reminiscing on the time that you were together. It’s always easier to look back and think ‘I should have done this…’ but in order to move forward in life you need to stop questioning the past and focus on the present. Hopefully our song will help those who need to hear it.”
Piques and Jack Trades provide a propelling, club-ready ambiance to the track with their signature production sensibilities, infusing it with a much-needed electronic dance music flair that goes hand-in-hand with Rachel West’s flowing vocal and rich lyricism.
Rachel West also explained: “Walking away from relationships can be hard and sometimes in the aftermath you start to question whether or not you made the right decision. Should you have stayed? Was it a mistake to leave? How do you know if you did the right thing? It’s not easy grappling with those questions and in certain moments it can feel like torture. Our song captures that feeling and leaves those tough questions unanswered.”