With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, there’s no better time than the present to debut the new tune by the singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, “A Face Among the Crowd”, which PopMatters is proud to premiere. The track features on his forthcoming record Back to Birth, his first studio outing in five years. The sentiment in the title Back to Birth is reflected by the music on the album, which Greene describes as “a return to the simplicity that I started with, although,” he adds, “I feel like I have a much better idea of what I’m doing now.” The reflective, inviting quality of “A Face Among the Crowd” is more than enough proof to affirm his estimation.
“This is a song I wrote for my dad as a Father’s Day gift some years back before he passed away,” says Greene to PopMatters. “It’s a pretty emotional song for me. I hope other fathers out there will enjoy it as much as my dad did.”
Back to Birth is out on 21 August via Yep Roc.
In addition to his own tribute, Greene culled together a Father’s Day playlist on Spotify, available for your streaming pleasure below: