Jonathan Jackson + Enation, the Nashville Star’s band with brother and fellow actor Richard Lee Jackson, is making its a big move this month.
Enation releases its fourth album, Radio Cinematic, on Oct. 14. Jackson tells Billboard, “I’m grateful we went about it that way because you learn about yourself.”
“All that time writing and producing your music, playing live and touring and everything, I think it’s prepared me not only for where we are right now as a band but also prepared me a lot for Nashville, having all that experience and understanding what a singer-songwriter goes through. But now, yeah, it’s been great to have the support from (a label) and have that team behind us to help us take it up another notch.”
Listen to the song “Cinematic”:
“I know there are people that are being introduced to the music that haven’t heard the band who say, ‘Is it country music?,’ and it’s not, obviously,” he says. “I’m sure there’s an element of transition for people, but subjectively for me it doesn’t come into play. I’ve been doing music with Enation for so long, I feel comfortable in my own skin and I don’t really think about it too much in terms of whether people will have a hard time adjusting to it. If people do, they do, and if they don’t, they don’t. I don’t concern myself with it too much.”