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Rock and Blues Aficionado Jason Fox Sheds Light On His Struggles and Experiences As a Veteran In a Truly Pensive Way In New Single “Hard Feelings”

By Linc Bradham

United States Air Force veteran Jason Fox knows what and honor it is to serve, but even more so he knows how much of a struggle the life of a service member can be. After serving in Operation Desert Storm, Jason turned to music as a form of self-healing after returning home with seven decorations. He officially started his music career in 2000 as a frontman for The Love Handles. With extensive local radio play and appearances at legendary venues like the Stone Pony, they quickly became one of the best-known bands in the New Jersey area. After tours, residencies, appearances, and collaborations from coast to coast, Jason has established himself as a tour de force of a performer with a full band, and is now ready to perform perform solo acoustic stripped-down versions of his catalog to feature his vocal range and songwriting ability. He will be doing this on his 2022 tour, as well as promoting his latest single, “Hard Feelings,” which was produced by Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors.

“Hard Feelings” chronicles Jason’s military service and subsequent experiences with the Veterans Administration. Produced by Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors, and featuring Rob Clores (The Black Crowes, Colin Hey) on keyboards, this emotionally pensive track is an important social commentary on the effects of war and the treatment of veterans from the perspective of someone who has lived through it. Says Fox in relation to the tune, “Veterans are more likely to die from suicide than in combat, because nobody has five minutes to listen to them.” And sure enough, “Hard Feelings” captures that difficulty through a rocking minor blues that effectively showcases Fox and the whole band’s musical prowess alongside Fox’s songwriting ability and penchant for thoughtful lyrics. When he sings “It’s hard to be free when you know that you’re just a pawn…God help me through this because I feel so alone,” it’s tough not to identify with the anguish that Fox is channeling, whether or not you’ve served in the military yourself. Listen to “Hard Feelings” here and see what we mean:

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Linc Bradham

Linc Bradham

Linc Bradham is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer, and songwriter originally from Savannah, GA. He has resided in the DMV for the last three years and has served in the active-duty Army for the last 12 years. He is in the process of switching Army careers into the Army Field Band as an audio engineering professional, with long-term goals of promoting music education in America and the Middle East.

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