Jake Bugg – What Doesn’t Kill You
Produced by Rick Rubin at his studio in Malibu, Jake Bugg‘s new single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ features Jason Lader on bass, Matt Sweeney on guitar and Pete Thomas of The Attractions on drums. Lyrically it’s still grounded in his experiences of life in Nottingham but now in much sharper focus, capturing the emotional intensity of finding your feet as a teenager. Musically it is a scorching, searing track that is over in just two minutes and it’s as lean a track as you’ll hear all year. The collaboration with Rick Rubin follows the time they spent in the studio together earlier this year, re-recording ‘Broken’ (which featured Chad Smith on drums) from his eponymously-titled record.
His new album Shangri La follows his debut Jake Bugg and will come just over a year since that record went straight to Number 1 in the UK and sending him into the record books as the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the UK charts with their first release. It’s fast-approaching sales of one million worldwide and cemented him as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent years. Now hooked up with legendary producer Rubin, he is set to scale new heights. His new album is a much more fully-formed piece of work than its predecessor and is a stand out release of this or any year.