The sun has returned to our lives and the time has come for folk. But why settle for the same old breed of twinkly ballads when there’s a whole new breed of bombastic, soul inspired folk artists emerging from the depths of the capital ready to soundtrack your summer?
Case and point Jake Isaac, South London’s acoustic guitar wielding new singer-songwriter. Already 4 EPs deep into his career and with a sizeable fanbase across the channel as well, he’s set to start making serious waves in the UK when he releases his debut album Our Lives later this year. The first track off that album is ‘Long Road’ a rollicking, soil inspired cut that builds from hand-claps and acoustic chords to full instrumentation and a soaring chorus sitting somewhere between early Michael Kiwanuka and Arcade Fire. The accompanying video, premiering on Notion today, sees Jake take to the woods to perform the track, wondering free with just a few mates and his guitar for company. It’s the kind of idyllic summer’s day we’ve been picturing since the sun first crept out from behind the clouds this week. Watch it below.
Our Lives is out May 5th via Virgin EMI.