Today, Thunder Jackson has dropped a double single featuring his new song “Institution” and its companion music video. The self-directed music video features Thunder Jackson in a motion stop, collage fever dream.The track follows the singles, “Find Yourself” and “Led Astray.” Today, the artist has also released the album track, “Guilty Party.” All songs will appear on Thunder Jackson’s self-titled debut album out on October 1st.
“Institution is one of the most personal songs on the record. It’s about my adolescence, specifically the period during which I was misprescribed medication. The negative effects of the pills left me questioning my reality. My brain felt like it was entirely mechanical and my everyday life felt incredibly systematic in a way I felt no control over – I was trapped in a mode of what I can best describe as “synthetic thinking”, as opposed to healthy, “organic thinking”. My mental health was deteriorating and I felt like I had nowhere to turn and no one to help. Through a great deal of trial and error, I eventually found the end of the tunnel but it took until I did to fully understand where I had been. This song is a reminder to myself, and to anyone who battles mental illness of any kind, that we are not alone in our struggle to find health, happiness, and self-love. And a further reminder that the struggle may be lifelong, but worth the fight.” – Thunder Jackson
All songs on Thunder Jackson were recorded in Los Angeles, California and written and produced by the artist together with collaborator, British writer-producer, Pete Lawrie Winfield. Fans can pre-order the album via https://thunderjackson.ffm.to/selftitled.