Jake Bugg has showcased another string to his bow with his dance-orientated new single, ‘Lost’.
The 27-year-old is expanding his horizons on his latest effort, taken from his forthcoming album Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, and showing his progression from when he emerged almost a decade ago armed only with an acoustic guitar. Bugg worked with CamelPhat on 2019’s ‘Be Someone’, which hinted towards the sound provided on ‘Lost’, and while the new track is a turn-up for the books, he makes it work.
Commenting on ‘Lost’, Bugg says: “The song is inspired by everyone who felt lost and parted from loved ones during the pandemic. The sun’s coming out, summer is on the way, and this is the tune for it.”
The track starts in a distorted thumping fashion before unravelling into something dastardly yet inviting. Bugg’s vocals translate well in the new sonic environment and make for a sweet tonic contrasts congenially with the menacing beat.
Bugg sings on the chorus, “Suddenly, I see you everywhere, You’re always in my head, Never been so lost, Talk to me, it’s like you’re never there, It’s like you never care, That I’ve been so lost.”
If you didn’t know better, you would have no idea that Jake Bugg was behind the track, and as he moves on to his fifth album, the more unpredictable he can continue to be, the better. He’s still only 27, and on ‘Lost’, Bugg shows off his youthful exuberance in a way that he never did, even as a teenager.
‘Lost’ bodes well for Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, which looks set to be the most zestful and energetic piece of work of his career, as Bugg embraces his livelier side.