Single Review – Jake Bugg – Love, Hope and Misery

With his June 17th album On My One on it’s way, Clifton’s golden boy Jake Bugg has released a third single from what will be his third studio album and it points to another musical direction from his previous first two singles. Despite the pedestrian overtures of the opening chords of the track, it soon flourishes into a wider sound of strings and Jake’s wiry, almost Frankie Valli style vocals. It is a smooth and swooning rock ballad and Jake delivers it well and shows a greater musical awareness here. It is not going to be song of the year, but it shows he’s back, developing his style in a more positive direction.

Owen Riddle

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