Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
I’m really, really, really into Jake Bugg. This boy has been tearing through the British music scene and I’m so pleased for him and the pop chart children because we have raw, organic talent dominating Radio 1 at last.
His lyrics are poetic in a very honest, Northern working-class kind of way. There’s something about his melodies and the stories in his songs that make me think his songs are going to be appreciated for many years to come; I don’t see Jake Bugg as a momentary fad, he’s a solid song-writer with a very classic sound. And he’s only nineteen!
Jake Bugg is a Nottingham lad who was more interested in football than music and first left his country last year to support Michael Kiwanuka in Paris. He seems like the least pretentious person ever, especially considering his quick rise to fame. In interviews he’s become known for his honest answers; when he was asked was it was like going to the Brit Awards, he replied: “Quite boring actually… they could have put some better acts on”.
His self-titled album is released in the US on April 9th!