Taken from his stunning new album, ‘On My One’ (out June 17th on Virgin EMI), Jake Bugg today releases ‘The Love We’re Hoping For’ as an instant grat track, available now via Spotify and iTunes.
As the album shifts effortlessly from blues to pop, rap to folk, and soul to country, ‘The Love We’re Hoping For’ exemplifies Jake’s remarkable songwriting talent. The track is a beguiling acoustic lament, reminiscent of vintage Neil Young, and one of the darkest on the album.
Jake says, “I was staying in Le Parc Suite, West Hollywood, the hotel where Ozzy famously stayed in his room going mad for three months without leaving. There must have been something in the air as I was in a dark room and wrote a dark song. It’s about a specific someone who doesn’t want to go out and keeps their curtains drawn. But I think we all have days when we feel like that, so it could be about anyone.”
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.