British soul artist Jake Isaac has been creating tuneful, heartfelt ballads since he burst onto the scene with a handful of EPs and his full-length debut album Our Lives in 2017. The South London singer-songwriter brought classic pop, soul and funk influences together again for his second record, 2021’s Honesty, and now his latest offering: For When It Hurts.
Here he opens up about his musical influences, the meaning behind his self-written, produced and performed single, Start Again (taken from the new album), and explains why he’s proud of where he’s made it to in the music industry.
Where in the world are you joining us from, and what have you been up to?
I’m in Manchester at the moment, having recently moved up here, and I’m loving it! These last few months I’ve been wrapping up my third album, making a lot of it from my studio at home. I’ve also been doing some writing for and working with other artists, both at home and abroad, which has been real good fun. And I’ve also been writing a film..!