Jake Bugg has launched new track ‘How Soon The Dawn‘, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach, which is the first taste of his stunning new album ‘Hearts That Strain’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
Working with Grammy Award winning producer David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney, Jake recorded the album in Nashville with some of the best players in the history of popular music.
As part of American Sound Studio’s legendary house band The Memphis Boys, Gene Chrisman and Bobby Woods provided the chops on such pivotal records as ‘Dusty In Memphis’, ‘In The Ghetto’, ‘Suspicious Minds’ and ‘Dark End Of The Street’, cutting their teeth in sessions with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick.
“They’re old guys but they’re amazing,” Jake says.
“It was ten to five and then that’s it. They’d pack up and we’d done two or three tunes. It was a mad vibe being from England and meeting these absolute legends and then cutting some tracks with them.”
As well as ‘How Soon The Dawn’, Dan Auerbach also played on shuffling rockabilly get-down ‘I Can Burn Alone’ and ‘In The Event Of My Demise’, while rising star Noah Cyrus (younger sister of Miley) shares the vocals on one of the albums stand out moments ‘Waiting’. There’s a common thread running through its 11 songs, each one a gem waiting to be discovered.
To coincide with the album’s release (September 1st via Virgin EMI), Jake plays On Blackheath Festival (September 10th) and will step out for an intimate solo acoustic UK tour across November.
Still only 23, Jake’s most recent album was last year’s acclaimed ‘On My One’, which followed two multiplatinum selling albums ‘Jake Bugg’ and ‘Shangri La’.