Nashville star Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation premiere their music video for “Revolution of the Heart.”
Jonathan Jackson currently stars on CMT’s hit drama Nashville as the lovable musician Avery Barkley, but his singer-songwriting talents extend beyond the small screen.
Jackson fronts the indie rock band Enation, which he and brother Richard and their friend Daniel Sweatt formed in 2002 in Battle Ground, Washington. Originally simply called Enation, the band has released four studio albums and received praise from critics and fans. Their 2014 album release, Radio Cinematic, garnered them numerous radio and TV appearances, including live performances on ABC’s The View and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live. Their 2016 EP release, Blame-Shifter, debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Heat Seeker charts.
Rolling Stone described Enation’s sound as “filled with electric guitars, chest-beating vocals, and swirling synths ...” Billboard said, “Enation’s contemporary, anthemic rock — Jackson proudly wears the influence of U2, Peter Gabriel, and Coldplay on his sleeve as influences — is certainly something different.”
Now, on the verge of releasing their newest album, Anthems for the Apocalypse, out July 1, Jonathan Jackson + Enation have given CMT a first look at their new music video for “Revolution of the Heart,” a grungy rocker about spreading peace through love.
“It’s the most anti-political, political song I’ve ever written,” Jackson says. “There certainly are good revolutions throughout history, but many ended up being terrible and destructive, even when there were good intentions involved. Our world is more divided than ever it seems and the political climate is driving deeper wedges in society. Ultimately, politics can only offer some of the answers we're looking for. The deeper longing that I’m ‘marching for’ personally is a revolution of the heart. It’s an inner revolution. We need to first love each other and remember our common humanity. Then we can approach politics and work towards important solutions.”
Watch “Revolution of the Heart” on CMT here.