HAILED as Britain’s next great troubadour upon his arrival on the scene, Nottingham’s Jake Bugg has since garnered himself a cult-like following thanks to his gritty, unforgiving and relatable tales of modern life.
Having changed his winning formula for his second album and entering into a more collaborative process, Bugg has indicated that he’s getting to his roots upon ‘On My One’, the first excerpt of his upcoming third record.
With ominous, blues infused acoustic guitar and hauntingly minimal percussion, ‘On My One’ reflects the mood of a young man who’s became a world-weary traveler after extensive touring and the pressures of a meteoric rise.
Reminiscent of the intricate and captivating playing style of folk musicians such as John Martyn and Scotland’s Bert Jansch, ‘On My One’ tells the tale of a “poor boy from Nottingham” whose aspirations have been misplaced amid his loneliness.
With little information divulged as to when to expect his new album, he’s previously remarked that it’s entirely self written and has seen him work with Mike D of The Beastie Boys.
Check out the track and his Wickerman session for Tenement TV below: