Originally from the North East, Jake Thomas Turnbull spent a year relentlessly playing shows after graduating from university. Now a resident in London, he decided to move here to break into the capital’s scene. It was his tenacity that lead Jake to spend months staying in hostels and crashing on friends sofas so he could balance work-life, whilst playing numerous gigs around the capital.
Singer/songwriter Jake Thomas Turnbull‘s first release of this year, is the powerful yet intimate single ‘Fire’ that tarnishes an unhindered soulfulness in folk-pop, that touches on influences from The Tallest Man On Earth to Tom Grennan. A characteristic performance that captures raw and genuine emotion, it’s a rarity to find in many releases. This is softly conveyed in sensual, plucked barre guitar chords behind a backdrop of celestial synthesizer layers and vocal humming.
Jake explains “Fire was written about burning bridges with people from the past, how sometimes you end up going back, or at least wanting to, and how you need to burn the bridge to make sure you can’t go back there.”