New Project: YouTube Premium Documentary

Last year, Jack was contacted by veteran television producers Scott Weiner and Paul Reaney, and commissioned to write a song for a 2019 YouTube Premium documentary called The Deported, about families torn apart at the border.

The song Jack ended up writing for the film focuses on “The New Colossus,” the poem by Emma Lazarus engraved on the Statue of Liberty. Of Lazarus, Jack notes, “As I studied her poem, two lines jumped off the page and became the basis of my song’s refrain: "‘breathe free’ and ‘golden door.’ I feel honored to have played a small part in advancing conversation about an issue that goes to the core of who we are.”

Check out the song Breathe Free from the show!

In the studio

In the studio

Claire Adams