Jack Freeman - 50 First Dates

It was a little over a year ago today, that Houston singer Jack Freeman breathed new life into “Nobody,” one of the stand-out cuts from his 2012 album Lynnie’s Juke Joint, by making it an official single of its own merit. The strength of that one song alone was all Jack needed to stay relevant on the local scene, and to lay groundwork for a following that would grow even further as he hit the road on tour.

One year later, Jack Freeman reunited with Chris Rockaway, the man behind the boards that gave “Nobody” its bluesy, heartstring-tugging beat, one mo’ gin for his newest single – and the first official one off Jack’s upcoming Spotless Mind LP – “50 First Dates.”

Perhaps producer Rockaway was influenced by Dionne Farris’s “Hopeless,” keeping things stripped down and simple with a finger-snapping beat, a guitar and a piano that start out subtle and eventually grow into a lush instrumental joined by drums and horns. But Freeman’s going for the jugular – and by the jugular, we mean targeting the hearts of women at a few wedding receptions – on “50 First Dates.” Who needs Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore references when you have Soul Man Jack insisting that he’s never believed in love at first sight, nor in making love on the first night?

You can buy Jack Freeman’s “50 First Dates,” produced by Chris Rockaway, now off the singer’s bandcamp page, for whatever price you choose.