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Jason Parker - EP Review: How To Be Lonely

10 Dec 2022 // A review by Lou Clement
Jason Parker has recently released his 5-track EP, How To Be Lonely and in doing so, he has brought his life affirming pop to our speakers. Parker has a history in TV talent shows and they are one of my favourite things. It’s clear he is a natural-born performer, with his own sequin-filled aesthetic and ambitions that go way beyond the fleeting fame that often goes hand in hand with contests. In this EP, he brings us fun, catchy lyrics which are ripe for summer festivals and the carefree times we are all longing for post-lockdown.

How To Be Lonely is staunchly upbeat and it's a strand of sugary pop reminiscent of early Britney Spears. The second track It’s My Bad (Oops) showcases Parker’s vocals a little more. It’s playful and we get a good dose of instant sing-a-long lyrics.

The third track I Think About You is presented predictable rhymes with an authenticity that must come from Parker’s experiences which he manages to express well in his music, while turning it into something that feels universal.

With How To Be Lonely Parker has produced a set of punchy pop songs that will have you turning the radio up and rolling the window down - feel good music quota met.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Jason Parker

Say hello to Jason Parker. A singer/songwriter from Wellington, New Zealand.
Jason Parker has been in a committed relationship with Pop music ever since he realised the TV remote doubles as a microphone. Inspired by female powerhouse vocalists like Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson, his catchy hooks and one-of-a-kind vocals will have you crying and dancing all while singing at the top of your lungs.

Jason Parker's debut single You Rescued Me can be described as a cinematic, pop anthem that highlights his honest songwriting and vocal talents. After appearing on Popstars NZ and winning the hearts of the NZ public, Jason began studio sessions with producer Alvyn Tan to create the magic that is ‘You Rescued Me’. Kimbra was quoted in Stuff as saying “[Jason has] charisma, sense of self-confidence and voice that can really move a room.” Writing music in secret for years, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity gave Jason the confidence to take his songs out of his notepad and into the world.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Jason Parker


How To Be Lonely
Year: 2022
Type: EP

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