Wellington-based indie-pop artist Jack Panther is happy to release his new single ‘Sleep’ from the upcoming EP, this dream i had, out November 13.

The single is the third release from Panther’s upcoming EP, following ‘This Dream’ and ‘Headlights’.

‘Sleep’ is Panther’s most vulnerable track on the upcoming EP. The dark yet chilling lyrics were written as a diary entry during a trip to his now ex-partner in Dubai.


Panther recalls: “It’s a very personal track as every lyric really took place, nothing about it is fabricated. Most nights I was jet lagged and unable to sleep, so much circling around in my head I had to write it down.”

He emotionally states: “During the trip my heart was progressively breaking, I couldn’t sleep as I gradually realised all of these red flags and it got to the point where I broke, I threw a bottle at him and left.

As the world was hit by the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Panther turned this difficult situation into an opportunity by teaming up with UK producer Ian Barter who previously worked with developing artists like Amy Winehouse, FKA Twigs and Paloma Faith.

November 13 sees Panther’s long-awaited EP release, this dream i had, which is available for pre-save here.

About Jack Panther:

Jack Panther is a queer indie-pop artist born in Auckland, but now based in Wellington. From the first to the last track on the EP, Jack Panther tells a narrative story of summer love, long distance relationship and heartbreak. His writing intertwines personal experiences with relatable feelings, which reveal Panther’s own unique style of vulnerable and brooding indie-pop.

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