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Single Review: Jake Bugg – Gimme The Love
Jake Bugg introduces a new, reinvented sound. What does Matt McCrory think?
‘Gimme The Love’ immediately sets itself apart from Bugg’s back catalogue with its upbeat drum track. It evokes feelings of Screamadelica and other dance-inspired 90’s Madchester moments, emphasised by a subtle synth background and busy bassline. On top of this comes an impressively intricate guitar track that interjects little flourishes into this driving song. It’s a densely layered three minutes in which Jake balances high-pitched, reverbed guitar parts with a gritty, dance-worthy bassline.
“'It’s impressive how adeptly Jake takes on a whole roster of new instrumentation and arranges it with a considered and mature production'
Overall, ‘Gimme The Love’ shows Jake Bugg convincingly expanding his sound. His first foray into music with an outstated dance and electronic influence indicates that we can expect a stylistic shift from his upcoming record. Judging from what we’ve heard so far, this is going to be one to anticipate.