Jack & Jack, ‘Beg’ | Track Review
Pop Duo Jack & Jack, comprised of Jack Edward Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, drop an enjoyable new single, “Beg.”
What’s better than one Jack? Two Jacks. Okay, okay, lame joke. Jack & Jack are not lame, however. The pop duo is comprised of Jack Edward Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, who are life-long friends, and both 21. The pair have yet to release a full-length album, but have released EPs. They return with a new single, “Beg.”
“Beg” features sexy vocals that are smooth and ‘easy-going’ in regards to the sound. Vocal harmonies incorporated are solid – nothing too crazy. Throughout its course, “Beg” has great production touches. These touches include the synths, guitars, and drum programming. Again, there’s nothing ‘over-the-top’ about the backdrop, but it’s pleasant. Arguably, a bit fuller production work wouldn’t have hurt.
There are a couple of cons. “Beg” never quite percolates as much as the listener wants it to. While it doesn’t remain completely static by any means, the climax feels like a letdown. Another con is the fact that it’s censored (“Don’t f— me up…”). Why drop the f-bomb if you’re not going to use it in any verse of the recording? Not condoning profanity, but the censorship takes away from the emotions. A better choice is not use the word at all and replace it with another. The missing word leaves the listener hanging.
All in all, Jack & Jack have an enjoyable single on their hands. The pros outweigh the cons. That said, “Beg” could’ve use more ‘killer instinct’ – more oomph. Still, the falsetto goes a long way.