EMI has this afternoon confirmed that the new Jake Bugg album ‘On My One’ will be released in Australia in the middle of June.
It’s an incredibly personal opus for the British singer songwriter, who wrote all eleven songs on the album, as well as playing most of the instruments on it and, except for three songs, producing it too. Hence its title.
“In a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been me on my own,” he 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.”
Though we’re told to expect an album diverse in genre – pop, rap, folk, soul and country are all mentioned in a presser – it is, at its heart, a blues record.
“Blues is my favourite genre,” Jake says in a statement. “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.”
‘On My One’ is out here on Friday June 17.
01. On My One
02. Gimme The Love
03. Love, Hope and Misery
04. The Love We’re Hoping For
05. Put Out The Fire
06. Never Wanna Dance
07. Bitter Salt
08. Ain’t No Rhyme
09. Livin’ Up Country
10. All That
11. Hold On You