Teenage singer/ songwriter Jake Bugg releases his second album, barely a year after his first.The follow up to the self titled debut was produced by Rick Rubin, and was recorded at Rubin's Malibu studio, from which it takes its name.
'What Doesn't Kill You' is the first single to be taken from the record, and received its first play on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on September 23, and Zane was such a fan of the song he played it twice back to back. Speaking to Lowe about the album, Bugg explained that it was tracked live. "I think you capture a bit of magic doing that, something you can't explain," said Bugg. He also spoke about the swiftness with which the second album has followed his first. "It came quick but, for me, music's what I do to get away from stuff... Even though its been crazy, when I have time to myself, it's me picking up my guitar… I travelled lots and had some crazy experiences, so I had a lot to write about!"
Bugg has been compared to many artists from the UK, from the Las, to the Beatles via Arctic Monkeys, and this new song points to that style continuing.
A tour of the UK next month has completely sold out.