Jackson Reed “Generation Vietnam”

Jackson Reed’s music is nostalgia at its best.  It harkens back to a time when popular music could act as political message, but Reed does it with a twist.  “Generation Vietnam” is an exercise in laid-back ‘60s protest music, sung by someone who clearly has no stake in what he’s singing about.  After all, what would a 21st century Torontonian know about being drafted to fight in Vietnam?  But Reed sings through his reflections with the confidence of someone who knows how clever, fun and catchy this song is, which makes it totally irresistible.  Watch for his debut EP, The November Gales, out October 14th.