Jake Bugg says his new songs are ‘darker’ than his previous material – watch

Bugg won the gong for Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas
Jake Bugg revealed that his new material is “darker” than his previously released material. Watch the interview above, now.

In an interview with NME at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas last week, the singer-songwriter talked about his new work.

He said: “It’s different, there are some darker songs, I haven’t got a lot of fast ones this time but they might come later. The lyrical content’s not going to be the same because I haven’t experienced those things, I’d say it’s a little bit darker.”


Bugg won the gong for Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards. Speaking about his writing process, he said: “I haven’t been seeing anyone or working with anyone, I’ve just kind of locked myself away and just writing and doing my own thing. Before I started going on the road I was 17 and I didn’t have any money at the time, I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t even go to a bar, so now I can do whatever I want when I want, and it’s a weird feeling.”

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Bugg hasn’t released any new music since his self-titled 2012 debut and last year’s ‘Shangri-La’, though he debuted two new songs during a show at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in October. The tracks were called ‘Looking Down The Alley’ and ‘Hold On You’, and featured lyrics about “growing up” and “burning like the brightest stars”.

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