Jake Aldridge might be a name unfamiliar to the average pop listener but Jake has been bubbling under the surface for a while now waiting on that big break racking up just under 100,000 plays on Soundcloud along the way.
Give You The World is the latest track by Jake and this one has Summer written all over it. From the tinkly Summer synth to the uplifting catchy chorus this song will be incredibly difficult to forget whether you want to or not.
Lyrically the song is quite emotional about being in love and looking at the lyrics you can see it and relate but Jake seemed to struggled to transfer that emotion from paper with his delivery. If he had managed to deliver it with the same emotion as he wrote it truly would be an amazing song. That’s what people relate to, they want to feel the emotion through the song. The middle eight was the game-changer for me and made the song end on a high. It was the most emotionally charged part of the song and you can really connect to it which really made this song go from average to good and made the song end on a high.
The song is an incredibly well-written and produced song but I don’t feel this will be the one that finally pushes him in to the mainstream. It just seems to be lacking that certain edge that people have come to expect from rap artists. I can’t help but feel that if this song had the same snarl of Professor Green or the delivery of Eminem combined with the vocal acrobatics of Emeli Sande or Sia on the chorus this song would easily make it in to the top 5 in the charts.
There is no denying the talent is there and that is the frustrating part. He can write songs with killer hooks, he has a good flow when he raps and he can also hold a tune and has the potential to be something rather special. However, some help is needed. It is difficult being unsigned and wanting to compete with signed artists who have 10+ of the best songwriters and producers money can buy with vocal coaching and basically everything but the kitchen sink thrown at them. The talent and potential is there he just needs some minor tweaking.
For Fans Of:
- Professor Green
Good song but just lacking that certain spark.