Absolute movie scenes: JXN is the first UNCO[V]ERED star to take to the [V] Island Parties stage. Grab yourself a spot on the guest list by entering the competition below.
JXN (pronounced Jackson, duh) made a name for himself amassing more than a million followers across YouTube and Instagram but now the 25 year old is embarking on his most important venture yet, as one of Australia’s most promising new artists. You probably remember him from earlier in the year, when he took out the first UNCO[V]ERED spot of 2019 with ‘Solitude’.
Music sound tracked JXN‘s childhood as he grew up in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Eventually, he decided he needed to learn it for himself. At 13, JXN taught himself how to play guitar through YouTube tutorials; talk about skillz! At 17, he’d saved up enough money to buy himself a Maton guitar and later set up his own DIY home studio so that he could upload covers online. Before that, he’d been intent on a professional basketball career but was led to focus seriously on his music when a back injury forced him into a hiatus.
Brand new single ‘Just Okay’ has been on repeat for us and we can’t wait to see it played live on The Island.
“Just Okay was written one day after a breakup I went through. The mood and lyrics aren’t specifically based off that one breakup, but it made me think of people in relationships who are not feeling that great. It also made me reflect on how I may have made some of my ex-girlfriends or girls feel at certain time. I feel like everyone has the right to feel “great” not “just okay” so I really wanted to keep the messaging simple and strong. I wrote this with Phinisey in LA, it was the first session I had on my LA writing trip last June and I fell in love with the song more as everyday passed. So stoked to be able to put it out! And I hope it connects with people not just in relationships but in general life, it’s okay to feel “just okay” but we should all strive to feel something great.”
Win a spot on the [V] Island Parties guest list
Open to Australian residents 18+. Multiple entries permitted provided each answer to the Entry Question is unique. Competition opens on 08/11/19 at 10:00 hrs and closes on 20/11/19 at 23:59 hrs (AEDT). Total prize pool value is $4,150.00. Winners determined on 21/11/19 at 10:30 hrs and notified by phone/email. Full terms and conditions available here. Promoter is Foxtel Management Pty Ltd of 5 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, NSW 2113.