Jake Bugg releases a stunning new album, ‘On My One’ June 17th on Virgin EMI. The explosive first single, ‘Gimme The Love’, an intoxicating mix of funky drums and wah-wah guitar, impacts April 15th.
The album title takes its name from a saying in Jake’s Nottingham hometown and couldn’t be more apt. Instead of saying on my own, they say on my one. “In a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been me on my own,” Jake says. “I saw this as the logical next step in my development as a songwriter. It was a challenge but something I felt I had to do.”
Jake wrote all eleven songs, played most of the instruments, and produced most of the album (Jacknife Lee produced 3 tracks). The results are simply staggering. Following the incredible success of his first two albums, the double platinum 2012 debut ‘Jake Bugg’ and the top five 2013 follow-up ‘Shangri La’, this new disc firmly establishes Jake as one of Britain’s most exciting talents.
Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Nottingham, highlights are many and include the moving ‘Love Hope And Misery’ driven by a huge chorus, the stomping ‘Bitter Salt’, the soulful ‘Never Wanna Dance’ and the defining title track.
For all its diversity, the heartbeat of ‘On My One’ is the blues. “Blues is my favourite genre,” Jake admits. “Whether it’s soul or hip hop, it all stems from the blues. To me the blues just means singing your emotions and expressing your pain so others can feel it. That’s the beauty of music. If nothing else, I’d like to think I’ve done that with this record.”
To make three albums by the age of 21 is no mean feat. To singlehandedly make ‘On My One’ shapeshifting effortlessly from blues to pop, rap to folk and soul to country through great songwriting is nothing short of remarkable. Enjoy the ride.
On My One tracklisting:
1. On My One
2. Gimme The Love
3. Love, Hope and Misery
4. The Love We’re Hoping For
5. Put Out The Fire
6. Never Wanna Dance
7. Bitter Salt
8. Ain’t No Rhyme
9. Livin’ Up Country
10. All That
11. Hold On You
Jake Bugg and Band play the following dates:
Mon 7th LONDON, Village Underground – East
Tue 8th LONDON, Tufnell Park Dome – North
Thur 10th LONDON, Brixton Electric – South
Fri 11th LONDON, Bush Hall -West
Exclusive pre-sale sign up available now at jakebugg.com. Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 2nd.
Stunning New Album ‘On My One’ out June 17th
First Single ‘Gimme The Love’ Impacts April 15th