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On his solo debut Jack Cooper reflects on the hometown he couldn’t wait to escape

Jack Cooper, best known as half of the UK guitar-pop combo Ultimate Painting, turns inward on his solo debut, Sandgrown (Trouble in Mind). The album is charming and low-key, with songs that reflect on his teen years in Blackpool, England—specifically the summers he spent working menial jobs in the seaside resort town. Observing how tourists […]