Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Lightning Bolt’ indie singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg, 19, sophomore album ‘Shangri La’ proverbially sees the Nottingham-born star comfortably erases the perennial accusations of Bob Dylan copyright infringement.

Grammy Award-winning legendary producer, Rick Rubin, is called into dial action to assist the precocious Bugg with stunningly sparse production, with the charming regionally-accented dittos in ‘Simple Pleasures’, ‘Me And You’ and ‘All Your Reasons’ are noteworthy numbers on ‘Shangri La’; the effortless brevity is laudable, notwithstanding the incision of a lasting killer instinct to punctuate the occasion.

The melodically infectious first single from ‘Shangri La’ entitled ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ entices, whereas brand new secondary slice ‘Slumville Sunrise’ is organic excellence that is unmistakable Bugg. ‘Shangri La’ is an acquired taste for listeners in aid of a throwback in full-throttle with a contemporary edge.




W| By Dean Perretta           @Dean2185

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