Saturday, 19 April 2014
Jake Isaac - New Waves
Fans of George Ezra and Michael Kiwanuka - you’ll probably want to add singer-songwriter Jake Isaac to your list of must listens, for we’ve been mightily impressed by what we've heard and you may be as well.
For Isaac’s song Waiting Here ( a free download streaming below) is a fine and comforting piece of acoustic soul with a simple pop sensibility that has found a place in our heart with its gentle repeated guitar picking, light beats and its protective lyrics of ‘these arms are meant for you’. Then there’s the beefier organic stomp and bash of Long Road which has hints of gospel, rock and folk within its melee, or the gentle piano and guitar lullaby of You & I - a song that will have you sighing at its loveliness. You can find both these songs and more at his Soundcloud. What we have here is accomplished song writing with depth and variety all played by someone that oozes warmth and talent in their delivery. If you want more examples of that talent, take a look at the video below of his live version of Ellie Goulding's Anything Could Happen, where he forges ahead and transforms the song into something powerful with just an acoustic guitar and his voice.
It seems we’re not the only ones who are excited by this new artist either. Jake Isaac has already had the patronage of BBC Introducing and Communion Music and has supported the likes of Joan As Police Woman and Ella Eyre. So we’re certainly not the earliest to ‘discover’ him, but we hope that through this post a few more people may do so – for that in essence is what Breaking More Waves is all about.
Jake Isaac - Waiting Here
Jake Isaac - Anything Could Happen (Video)