Fast-rising English songwriter Jake Bugg visited our studios to play this solo set from his new release, Shangri La. Success could hardly have come more quickly for Bugg, the 19 year-old from Clifton, Nottingham. After his debut record hit #1 on the UK Albums Chart, Bugg was set to record several new songs with producer Rick Rubin, but another full album emerged instead. Shangri La finds Bugg again drawing on his working class roots for material, but turning a kind of corner for more tender songs like “Me and You.” That, and the pointed “It’s a Beast and We All Feed It” are among the best we’ve heard from him so far.
Playlist: Jake Bugg at OPB
Audio versions including a free download of “There’s a Beast and We All Feed It”:
Recording: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Bill Ward
Video production: Nate Sjol
Video shooters: Nate Sjol, Sam Smith
Executive Producer: David Christensen