Monday, 2 April 2018

Ali Jacko Releases New Single 'What if I Loved You Like That'

What would you expect from an ex-kickboxing champion turned musician? Probably not Ali Jacko’s new single the ‘What If I Loved you Like That’

Born in London’s East End, Ali Jacko’s illustrious Kickboxing career began with a chance encounter with the legendary Muhammad Ali, after this it was a done deal. Ali Jacko set out to be the kind of athlete that would inspire and enamour people just as Muhammad Ali had done for him.

Ali Jacko’s character in the ring makes the genre of his songs even more interesting. ‘I never lost a fight’ he says, ‘Once I fought with 22 stitches in my hand and came out on top’. Ali Jacko has now applied his can-do attitude and steely determination to his music career, with his promise to release a new track each month of 2018, and with their beautiful lyrics and Americana country rock vibes, they are set to be a real hit.

‘Only Thing I See’ was released on the 28th of February 2018, and it is quite simply a declaration of love. ‘God knows there’s nothing better than you and me together // and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be’, sings Ali Jacko. There is a power and intensity to his vocals that gives the lyrics the gravitas that they deserve.

Ali is accompanied by a four-piece band, and his deep and expressive vocals rightfully take centre stage. The track starts simply with Ali and the band playing in an understated manner, he then builds up to what is a high energy chorus, the drum beat is taken up a gear and Ali unleashes his real vocal power.

He’s already released a handful of singles - one of his previous videos features supermodel Jodie Kidd.

Having conquered the world of fighting, he is now ready to turn his head to music, and ‘kick’ his competition out of the way….

The track is uploaded to his BBC Introducing profile.





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Many people have underestimated the stubborn determination of Ali Jacko, a self- proclaimed ordinary English lad who just happens to be a five times World Kickboxing Champion. With his gloves hung up, after a hugely successful and award winning career in the ring as both fighter and promoter, he has now fully embraced his long-time passion for music.

Although initially, this may sound like a disjointed career path, the more he pushed to the limits, with his determine nature and unfaltering approach to life, and soon he realized that his next step is to be a recording artist and it made perfect sense.

Back in June 2016, he released his 2nd single called “You Are The Reason” a song he wrote to express how much his daughters meant to him, followed by his 3rd Single called “Working Man”.

With his singing and songwriting, he has started his new dream! Emphasising the commitment that made him a world champion fighter, Jacko will be releasing 11 new singles throughout 2018, one each month, all the way through to November 2018 and all of them accompanied by captivating music videos.

Jacko’s love of English and US rock music has laid the foundations for his recent recordings and he prides himself on being the first British Asian artist to be performing “British/USA Rock” and he proudly proclaims that he will only make music to touch people’s hearts and nourish their souls.

Jacko’s determination and drive has inspired none other than Nashville’s feted John ‘The Yoshman’ Jaszcz (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Billy Ray Cyrus) to produce the tracks “Only Thing I See” and “What If I Loved You Like That”, whilst another track, “Army Of Angels” has already been picked up to appear on a movie soundtrack for an English movie due to be released by media giants Netflix.