We first met London-based musician and producer Jack Garratt earlier this year when he released his sophomore EP Synesthesiac and played various showcases in New York. Since then, he’s been on tour, opening for the likes of Mumford and Sons and The Vaccines, and continues to make the summer festival rounds, including multiple shows with Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, and Electric Picnic. During Barn on the Farm, a small festival in Gloucestershire held in early July, Garratt performed a stripped down, purely acoustic version of his track “Weathered” for a live recording session, and we’re please to premiere the video exclusively below.
“Performing outside is always kind of strange,” Garratt says. “Usually you can’t hear something, whether it’s your voice or instrument, but it’s a fun challenge.”
While the original track includes underlying bass, quietly strummed electric guitar, and muted percussion, the live recording features only Garratt, his emotionally deep voice, and his guitar, transforming the song into a powerfully indpendent consideration of love and nostalgia. In addition to Garratt, the intimate three-day festival hosted a wealth of other Interview favorites, including James Bay, Flo Morrissey, and Meadowlark.
“You have to trust the people around you and do your best to give a great performance,” Garratt continues. “Even if it’s windy and you can’t hear shit.”