This past Wednesday night, Annie Mac debuted a brand new track on her BBC radio 1 show, and it’s by our favourite Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg as he returns only a year after releasing his last LP. ‘How Soon The Dawn’ is a beautiful and refreshing new sound for the 23 year old and seems to be a slight departure from his usual, socially observant song writing, as it oozes summer vibes and a dreamy tone. It’s a two and a half minute masterpiece that has us all looking forward to his upcoming fourth album, due for release next month called ‘Hearts That Strain’. The album, and the track of course was all recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and you can tell from the much more country based sound when compared to his previous works.
The thing about the track that really grabbed our attention was the fact that Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach plays guitar on it and you can certainly tell, as it has Auerbach’s signature style written all over it, which we’ve become all too familiar with since the release of his second solo album ‘Waiting On A Song’ earlier this year. That album was reviewed here on Mojo20.com and if you haven’t heard it yet, you need to make sure you do, as it remains one of the finest releases of 2017.
It’s incredible to think that at only 23 years of age, Jake Bugg has accomplished so much, celebrated such success and has already released a whole FOUR studio albums. A mind wise beyond his years, a natural talent for writing music and an unmatched work ethic have obviously all led to these accolades and accomplishments but his love for music appears to be the one thing that sets him apart from the rest. We look forward to hearing the rest of the album upon its release but until then, enjoy ‘How Soon The Dawn’.
Words by Stuart Green (@mojo20_music)