More than six months on from his stunning debut ‘Holy Hell’, Sydney’s Jackson Carroll has returned with ‘Happyman’, sharing the video for his latest single today.

If you’ve been following the Australian music scene throughout 2019, then there’s every chance you would have come across the talents of Jackson Carroll.

Hailing from Sydney, Carroll’s gorgeous songwriting and musical style have seen him quickly rise through the ranks, becoming a firm favourite around the east coast thanks to his infectious, soulful tunes.

Now, following the release of the upbeat ‘Happyman’ last week, Carroll has today shared the clip for his latest single, which serves as the latest taste of his forthcoming EP Name It After Me, and is a tune he describes as being “more of a song about hope than happiness.”

“It’s about trying to get to a happy place, to become a happy person,” he adds. “It’s more about desire and looking for desire in your immediate surroundings, looking for desire in other people.”

Directed by Joel Bryant, produced by Luke Carra, and filmed at the South Cronulla Bowling Club, the concept for the endearing and smile-inducing clip was one that carried with it a lot of emotional attachment.

“The concept for the video, even coming up with the concept, carried a lot with it,” Carroll explained. “The video needed to be something really spectacular in the literal sense of the word. It had to be special.

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“I worked it over in my head for months, went through a whole bunch of ideas. We aimed to do something that wasn’t overplayed, something that hadn’t been done before, something that wasn’t immediately obvious.

“I’m not sure if we fully achieved that, but the concept we landed on seemed novel to us.”

If you’re liking what you’re seeing and hearing, Jackson Carroll is set to be touring relentlessly over the next few months, including a lucrative appearance at the Australian Music Week celebrations this week.

Check out the clip for ‘Happyman’ below, and familiarise yourself with all of Jackson Carroll’s upcoming tour dates.

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Jackson Carroll Australian Tour Dates

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
El Sol, Cronulla, NSW

Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Sheoak Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Peregian Originals, Peregian Beach, QLD

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
El Capitano, Noosa, QLD

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
The Spare Room, Sawtell, NSW

Friday, January 17th, 2020
The Aztec, Forster, NSW

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Flow Bar, Port Macquarie, NSW

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Harrington Hotel, Harrington, NSW

Wednesday, January 27th, 2020
Shire Vibes Festival, Cronulla, NSW

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA

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