New Single Out
27th October 2014
“Jake Morley and his impressive band more than have what it takes… an ambitious pop sound that is every bit as bright and sparkly as the main player himself” 4 stars – The Independent
“A sound that can’t be ignored. Morley can do no wrong, and a wealth of fans can’t get enough.” 9/10 – Virgin.com
“Great real life lyrics and superb virtuoso playing. That’s extraordinary!” – BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson
London-based singer-songwriter Jake Morley may have started out in the acoustic folk community of Lucy Rose and Ed Sheeran but he is now unveiling a startling new weight and depth to his music.
Following enthusiastic support across Radio 2 and 6Music, glowing press reviews, multiple headline tours, and festival slots at The Isle of Wight, Latitude and Secret Garden Party, Morley’s personal songs, captivating live presence and ground-breaking guitar style took him from archetypal acoustic troubadour to sell out headliner at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival.
This progression as an artist has been mirrored in his writing, turning towards bolder and more mature themes like adulthood and intense self-reflection. Helping carve out this detailed new approach on first single Falter is award-winning producer Calum MacColl.
Falter is a track that doesn’t depend on gimmicks, kitsch or any shock factor as it does on its near-perfect construction of a great song. The production is a mixture of Gotye’s creativity and Sheeran’s mass-appeal. Quirky nods to acoustic pop and an unconventional guitar technique show off his imaginative song-writing and arrangement abilities.
“It’s the sound,” Morley says, “of everything crashing to a halt.” Falter proves that his career threatens to do the reverse, and is an act worth watching. The single will be available for sale and download on 27th October 2014.
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· 13th November – Safari Bar, Zurich, Switzerland
· 17th November – Karousel Club @ Phoenix Arts Club, London
· 19th November – Joiner’s, Southampton
· 22nd November – Hemelvaart, North Yorkshire
· 3rd December – The Slaughtered Lamb, London