Former World Kickboxing Champion Ali Jacko releases his first single of 2018 along with an open and honest video. ‘I Found Love’ is a heartfelt and frank declaration of finding love written after a bad patch in his relationship.
After going through a hard time in his relationship, Jacko is now married with a five month old daughter. He truly found love, and is wanting to tell the world in this song. The track is a full on American Rock ballad, with Jacko taking his inspiration from the likes of Michael Bolton and Jon Bon Jovi, while drawing comparisons to Nickelback. Jacko plans to release a new single every month until November; the 5-time World Kickboxing Champion is clearly nothing but determined, putting the same dedication into his music that he used for his sport.
Described by Malcolm Martine in his review for ‘The Independent’, ‘I Found Love’ has,
“…a hook that gets under your skin and has you swaying along to the optimistic sentiments and the belief that you are never too old for love.”
Jacko declares himself to be “an ordinary Bangladeshi” who followed his dreams, which included winning the World FC Kickboxing Championship final in 1996, in front of his friend, fan and Bollywood star, Salman Khan. This wasn’t enough however, and his dreams further evolved towards music.
Jacko believes music should touch people’s hearts; the music video for ‘I Found Love’ features his wife, as well as a mix of prefessional shots and home video. The clip commemorates Valentine’s Day, and checks all the right boxes, with a campfire singalong, cooking a romantic meal, walks along the beach, and so on. Simple instrumentation and lyrics make this the perfect feelgood song, just right to sing to your loved one.