Jake Bugg: 'People don't get that I'm shy'

Singer says people don't understand him and denies being voice of a generation

Jake Bugg: 'People don't get that I'm shy'

Photo: PA

Jake Bugg says people misunderstand his character, believing him to be arrogant or shy when in fact he's "just shy".

"People think I'm quite dead behind the eyes, and cold, but the only reason I started writing songs in the first place is because I couldn’t talk about my feelings in any other way," he said, speaking to The Independent. "I don't think people get that."

In the same interview, he said he always wanted to sing but hadn't thought of the fame and attention that would come with it. "Somebody asked me if I was the voice of a generation recently," he said. "I was just, like… what? Me? Why?" Asked if he was a nice person, he replied: "Perhaps I'm not, but no one’s perfect, are they?"

Bugg released new single 'Me And You' earlier this month and was nominated for Best Solo Male at the BRITs on Wednesday (Feb 19), but the category was won by David Bowie. Earlier this month Bugg spoke at two songwriting masterclasses at London's Royal Albert Hall, with one student invited on stage to perform his song 'Broken' with him on stage at his concert on February 21. He's also nominated for Best Solo at the NME Awards 2014 With Austin, Texas which take place on Wednesday February 26. For a full list of nominees, click here.

Read More On This Artist

Jake Bugg On Writing & Recording 'Shangri La' Jake Bugg On Writing & Recording 'Shangri La'

Video: Jake Bugg On Writing & Recording 'Shangri La'

More News
Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch
Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'
Alice Cooper offers to chop off Motley Crue's heads to close their final tour
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM