American pop singer-songwriter Jake Scott has released his new EP GOLDENBOY, alongside an alluring new music video.
Out this week, prolific singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jake Scott unveils his eight-track project titled Goldenboy, a record that taps a top-shelf collection of pop’s hottest collaborators, including Noah Conrad (Ashe, Niall Horan, LANY), Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers), Josh Kerr (Kelsea Ballerini, Camilo Cabello, Little Big Town), Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls, Jason Derulo), Brandon Paddock (Avril Lavigne, Christina Perri), John Greenham (Billie Eilish, Finneas, Cautious Clay) and Chad Copelin (Train, Third Eye Blind).
While Jake Scott recorded most of the project from a family barn in Arkansas, the sonics are anything but homegrown. He has a smooth sound similar to JP Saxe’s catchy, relatable intimacy, and he flawlessly blends it with soulful pop melodies reminiscent of Ed Sheeran. Accompanying the release is a colourful visualization of the EP’s title track, ‘Goldenboy’, with Jake Scott grappling with breaking out of society’s mould.
On Goldenboy, Jake Scott shares his most revealing songs to-date. This impeccably crafted record sound sheds the traditional tropes of masculinity, finding the desired moments of intimacy through letting your guard down, falling in love and tapping into the emotions of his true self.
“This record is incredibly personal to me because it’s the most honest music I’ve ever made. I’ve done a lot of soul searching this year, and these songs are the product of what I found. In their rawest form.”
Having remained entirely independent by choice, Jake has built a name for himself with his unconventional release model over the years from 2018 to 2020, committing himself to writing, self-producing and releasing one new song a month. He stayed true to his word, teaming up with some of pop’s go-to hitmakers like Steve Soloman (James Arthur) and David Hodges (Evanescence), accumulating over 250 million global streams and over 3 million monthly listeners, as well as his collaborative work for acts like Aloe Blacc, Jason Mraz, Carrie Underwood and Christina Perri.
Jake capped his song-a-month project at the end of 2020, having released his biggest hits in the process, including ‘Tuesdays’ (30 million streams) and ‘Like No One Does’ (29 million streams), plus a sold-out debut headlining tour.
His two previously released singles lifted from his EP Goldenboy, ‘Off’ and ‘Meet My Shadow’, have already generated a cumulative 3.5+ million streams. Based on streams, he has a handful of Asian countries in his Top 10 – Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Cover photo: Brenton Giesey