Jake Buckley – “Sleeping With the Lights On”

Photo Credit: Ian Marshall

Singer/songwriter Jake Buckley jumps on the scene with his latest single “Sleeping With the Lights On,” with an energetic and funky persona as a newfound solo artist, following his former band The Money.

With a neon, ’80s disco aesthetic and a bubbly beat accompanied by raw yet rigorous guitar riffs, Jake adds not only energy to his newfound art, but a fluffy-feathered glamourised edge too.

Having suffered with alcohol and drug addiction alongside other challenging obstacles, “Sleeping With the Lights On” is an alluding metaphor to a newfound lightbulb lighting up in his head, with a brighter and mightier perspective on not only his life, but his solo music too.

As Buckley rocks his chunky-framed glasses and pink feather boa, “Sleeping With the Lights On” not only constitutes a bubbly indie bop sound, but it also gives an ode to the fun you can have post-addiction by saying it loud and proud in the most fiercely and flamboyant way possible.

Jake Buckley shows that he knows how to light up a stage with his new single; all you have to do is turn the lights on!

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Vicky Thompson

A vibrant and quirky music journalist who loves cheese, chocolate and a good old natter!

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