Bold, compelling and ardently forward-facing, Gold Coast singer-songwriter Jacob Lee’s latest single Jealousy turns the green-eyed monster into breathtaking new sonic territory for the trailblazing artist. Coming hot on the heels of Jacob’s recent ambient-filled track Drift, Jealousy builds on the previously wielded electronic and synth prowess, emerging as a melodic and modern masterpiece that comes complete today with a slick accompanying dystopian music video.
We got to have a chat to Jacob himself who spoke about his top 5 most influential artists:
Russ is the epitome of a modern independent artist. The vast majority of his success has arrived from his drive, persistence & skill. There aren’t many artists out there who operate like him, & I resonate with his strategies more than any other artist.
When other hip-hop artists are repeating the same overdone lyric content, Big Sean has always chosen to inject wisdom & lessons into his music. I’m into it.
Ed Sheeran is someone I artistically replicated before I found my own creative identity. I adored his first few albums, & was often in awe of how he would weave his lyrics. I also love how he can hold the attention of an entire stadium completely solo.
Lyricially, NF touches on relatable topics in ways I’ve not heard before. He’s brutally honest in the most emotional & concise way. I still feel like he’s insanely underrated.
BRING ME THE HORIZON
Probably my first favourite band. When I was a teenager fighting the insecurities of my adolescence, Bring Me The Horizon became my soundtrack. The darkness in their music makes people feel less alone, & I still listen to them to this day.