Bouncing beat and a punchy bass frame this track with Jake’s gruff rock vocals. Excellent hook in the chorus that really sticks. The track, style wise, reminds me of Miike Snow – this is high praise in my book. My favorite part is the pre-chorus where the bass-line steps down and he sings ‘I hate to say it out loud’. Perfection right there. The music video is entertaining and well produced. #Bestof2021 #ElectronicPop
His vocals are what caught my attention. He has a similar texture / style of John Lennon who is my all time favorite artist. So out of the gate, this was already on the right track. The production reminds me of Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame) when he was with the Traveling Wilburys. All around solid production with great vocals and melody. After reading his bio, I see he hails from Liverpool. It all makes sense now.
The artist had this so say about ‘Faster Than Light’:
Really heavy, really catchy, and loads of groove is what it is. It’s the best rock and roll song I’ve done, I mean its a pop song really, like all the best rock and roll songs – we just delivered it in a heavy package. It has my favourite lead guitar break to play at the moment, especially the intro which has a bit of an Albert King thing about it. My guitar playing has always been heavily influenced by blues, but I don’t think I’ve really put it out front so much before, so I really do dig that this one has a bit more of that about it. It’s going to be massive live, and I can’t wait to play it.