Soulful vocal melodies, driving musical arrangements, and artful lyricism are where Jake Wesley Rogers’ shines – the sum cascading forward in striking compositions. The results quiet a room – making an immediate appeal to the soul. Rogers’ age is starkly contrasted with his immensely powerful lyrics and equally rousing singing voice – evoking constant comparison to Sam Smith, Elton John, and James Blake. Writing striking love songs unabashedly with male pronouns, he is set apart in both the US south and the commercial pop songwriting world.
Jake Wesley Rogers’ musical journey began in his younger years, inspired by a torrent of coming-of-age questions and fuelled by the vocal powerhouse artists of the time (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga). But the adventure he now embarks on is a true voyage of discovery, rendered in song with earnest honesty. What was once a young man finding his way through solitary expression, now emerges an artist embracing a new future standing on the shoulders of his own younger self.