Jacques
by Jax Jones (featuring Tove Lo)

Album: Snacks (Supersize) (2019)
Charted: 67
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This track finds Tove Lo recounting a one-night fling with a French guy named Jacques.

    Je m'appelle Jacques and I love you a lot
    I'm with you tonight, but tomorrow I'm not


    Tove Lo said: "It's raw and cheeky, because that's what that night was."
  • This was Tove Lo's first official collaboration with Jax Jones, though she has used his 2016 track "House Work" as a pump-up song backstage for several years. "Our two days in London were some of the most fun and awesome sessions I've had," the Swede said. "He played different ideas and tracks, and I would just get in my zone and improvise melodies 'til I sang something we all loved."
  • As for the production, Jones said his bassline was mostly recorded live. "I didn't quantize it - I just played it throughout the record then cut it up, then used some sonics without much reverb and made it sound a bit crusty," he explained to Apple. "I think it matched the playfulness of Tove's delivery."
  • Jones said in the press release that in order to create the bassline, he channeled the great Chic bassist Jerry Barnes.
  • The song is included both on Jax Jones' debut album Snacks (Supersize) and Tove Lo's Sunshine Kitty LP.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

In The Cards

In The CardsSong Writing

Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.

The Fratellis

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)Songwriter Interviews

Mike Rutherford talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.

Dar Williams

Dar WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" Album

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" AlbumSong Writing

In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsSongwriter Interviews

Stone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo names the songs that have most connected with fans and tells the stories behind tracks from their Tiny Music album.