Aussie Artist Jack River Shares New Single “Nothing Has Changed”

November 18, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Today, Australian artist and activist Jack River (aka Holly Rankin) shares her new single “Nothing Has Changed.” Ripped from a 90s romcom, it is a wistful pop song about the duality of fearing the unknown and relishing in the adventure of its potential.

“I wrote ‘Nothing Has Changed’ after playing my first show back after the pandemic at Bass in the Grass, in Australia,” explains Jack River. “I was scared that everything might have changed, but when I returned, everything was in its place, we were all there – screaming and yelling and singing together, just like we used to, and just like we will for years to come.”

Co-written and produced with Joel Quartermain (G Flip, Client Liaison, Merci, Mercy) and Edwin White (Vance Joy, Amy Shark), “Nothing Has Changed” is packed with sunny production and one of River’s most singable hooks to date, leaning once again on psych-pop pioneers of decades past. Its fuzzy guitars and whirring production purposely feel like driving to your favorite concert in the early 2000s with the speakers on full volume.


The release marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Holly as she announces she will be taking a break over the holidays to welcome her first child into the world.

She adds, “All in all, the journey of pregnancy, and the anticipation of motherhood has given me a mandate to slow down for the summer (winter in the US) and into real life, whatever that is about to be. I’m taking a couple months off socials and this world, to make another world of my own, a world just for me and my family and my dog that can’t be streamed or liked or shared.”

Jack River’s recent single “Real Life” claimed the most played spot at triple j upon its release, collecting playlisting adds across Spotify, Apple, and Amazon. With over 66 million streams and multiple Platinum and Gold singles in Australia, Jack River is a force to be reckoned with. Her debut album Sugar Mountain earned 3 x ARIA Award nominations, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Pop Release, and Engineer of the Year; an AIR nomination for Best Independent Pop Album; and saw Holly Rankin nominated for Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards.

Stay tuned for new music to come from Jack River in the new year.