Sydney-based artist / songwriter / producer Jakob has announced his debut self-titled EP, set for release on November 15 out via Top Dog Recordings, powered by Believe. The first taste of his concept EP is “Lie” - a Latin-inspired alt-pop blend that draws from R&B, hip-hop and his South American roots. Pre-save here
“Lie” was penned in LA with Melanie Fontana (Justin Bieber, BTS, Chainsmokers), Lindgren (Halsey, BTS, Cheat Codes) and Shayon Daniels. Falling in the middle of the story, “Lie” is that familiar tale of woe where Jakob was completely infatuated with a friend who landed herself in the wrong relationship.
“The song Lie is written about a scenario I was in, where a person I cared for was in a toxic relationship with someone else,” says Jakob. “She would constantly ask me for advice, when in reality I wanted to say that she should be with me instead of telling her something she wants to hear. I hope you all enjoy what I believe is my best song yet!”
Pilerats premiered the video yesterday, saying, "Lie is a perfect introductory point to an artist you may not be acquainted with yet but will soon love". Check out the video below.
On his self-titled debut EP, Jakob Degado boldly announces his ambition. A conceptual body of work that marks the stages of a relationship that ultimately comes to an end, the five tracks traverse through diverse styles and influences as Jakob shape-shifts from rhythmically driven Latin flare and smooth grooves to soaring pop that unexpectedly takes its cues from punk.
Driven by the goal of pioneering a new wave of artist, Jakob is inspired by emerging breakthrough acts Yungblud and Ruel as well as groundbreaking idols Frank Ocean, Post Malone and The Weeknd. Not content to just be like them, Jakob wants to be one of them. To chase his dreams, Jakob went to the US to spend time with the collaborators behind the greats, working with notable names including Troy Noka (Frank Ocean, Miguel), Melanie Fontana (Justin Bieber, BTS, Chainsmokers) Michel Lindgren Schulz (Cheat Codes) and Chris ‘N’ Teeb (50 Cent). During these sessions Jakob found his sound, and himself.
Jakob will make his live debut at Music Matters in Singapore in September alongside the world’s best emerging artists.
OUT NOVEMBER 15 2019 VIA TOP DOG RECORDINGS, POWERED BY BELIEVE.
1. Intro 2. Crazy 3. Secrets 4. Lie 5. Half Burned Cigarette 6. All I See (Out My Window)