After performing two sets at Glastonbury, Jack Valero has shared his new track Temporary Helplessness.

The track will feature on a new EP set to land this summer alongside his recent single Pull Back The Hammer.

The upbeat sonic feel of the track contrasts with lyrics which often have darkness at their heart as they reflect on challenges which are an upbeat battle.  As Jack Valero explains, “When I was in counselling, I talked a lot about my frequent and seemingly random panic attacks. My counsellor described them as a ‘temporary helplessness’ and that phrase really stuck with me. As I’ve said in the past, I love juxtapositions, so I ended up writing a song about dealing with these feelings of temporary helplessness to a happy tune. It almost in a way reflects the difficult situation of your environment being fine or even great and yet inside feeling like you’re falling into a never-ending pit.”

Temporary Helplessness is accompanied by a video which features Jack Valero alongside his new live band Erik Litstrom (guitar), Maxine Cahill (bass), Theo Williams-Burchell (drums) and Amie Shouler (backing vocals).  The video compliments the feelings of anxiety and isolation by demonstrating the difference friendship and community can make.

Jack Valero will play a string of festivals across the summer including Kendal Calling, Multitude Festival and Reading’s 19 Something Festival.