Toronto Urban Roots Fest

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg by Tom Oxley

www.jakebugg.com

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.

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