'Round Here' is out now!
Escaping the city life to the country and taking a breath is all wrapped up in Jake Whittaker’s debut single, Round Here. Written with producer, songwriter and musician Jared Adlam, Jake said they wanted to write a “banging song” for the album he planned, and this came from that session.
“I get sick of sitting in traffic and the business of day-to-day life, so Round Here is about all those things that build up and tick you off and you escape them by getting out to the country life and taking a breath,” he said. “It’s also about the fact we don’t need the extra things just to show off for social media.”
The music video, which premieres today exclusively on Countrytown, was shot by Nigel from NKJ Studio in Brisbane City, Christmas Creek and Flinders Lakes. The vibe of the video matches the song, capturing getting out of the city and enjoying the country life.
Watch the video below!
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The South-East Queensland artist said he wanted to enter the world of country music with an upbeat grooving country rocky song to leave listeners feeling good.
“I’m really excited about this release because I’ve been looking forward to this transition into the country for a long time,” he said.
Jake came from a soul, blues and funk background, but said he’d always loved country and was now being true to himself, citing his major influences as Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown Band, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Combs.
“This has been two years in the process for me writing with people and working closely with Jared Adlam,” he said. “For it all to finally come to fruition, I’m just keen to get some songs out, play some shows and have fun - it hasn’t been a rushed process. I feel it’s the truest to myself I’ve been so far and the most me in terms of music.”
With the release of Round Here, Jake said he wanted listeners to simply enjoy it and to get some new listeners to his music.
“This is the kickstart for me and this is who I am,” he said. “The plan is to start doing single launch shows and collaborate with other artists and be able to work together on some shows.”
Keep up to date with Jake Whittaker via his Facebook page here.