Jackson Howard jamming photo

Jackson Howard releases a heartfelt pop tune, entitled, “Don’t Act”

Jackson Howard is a singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Not too long ago, he released a heartfelt pop tune, entitled, “Don’t Act”.

Jackson Howard – “Don’t Act” single


“Don’t act like it doesn’t matter because it does, don’t act like nothing’s different than it was. Everything is changing, hearts are re-arranging. So here and now, tell me how it is. Don’t act like you didn’t mean it, because you did. Don’t act like you haven’t worried, you haven’t lived. Rivers will keep flowing, life is better knowing. Let it go, be alone again.” – lyrics

‘Don’t Act’ tells a heartfelt tale of a guy who shares an expiring relationship with his significant other. Apparently, he wants his companion to keep it real with him instead of acting like everything is fine and dandy. Later, he admits that it shouldn’t come as a surprise if things don’t work out between them. 

‘Don’t Act’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses piano-driven instrumentation flavored with retro pop and soft rock elements.

Jackson Howard

Jackson Howard press photo

“‘Don’t Act’ urges a lover in a slowly dying relationship to make a decision rather than staying because it is comfortable. The song was written quickly after a difficult conversation that cemented the beginning of the end of a long relationship. This was one of the first songs I wrote on the piano. I sent the piano and vocal tracks to a longtime friend, Andre DiMuzio, who arranged and orchestrated the song, changing it from a quiet lament to a building emotional catharsis.” – Jackson Howard

Jackson Howard has performed at numerous venues around Philadelphia. Also, he has performed in 18 U.S. states, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

After completing a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology (and spending 2.5 years conducting research on behavioral treatment for obesity), Jackson made the decision to leave academia and concentrate on music full time. This major shift in life trajectory invited a unique perspective that colors his songs.

‘Don’t Act’ is the second track from Howard’s latest album, entitled, “New Day Begun”.

“New Day Begun”

Jackson Howard - “New Day Begun” cover

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