Jacob Cullum

FRESH: ‘Fall For’ – Jacob Cullum

Jacob Cullum is one to “Fall For”

With a background in church music, theatre and pop punk, singer-songwriter Jacob Cullum harnesses the knack for soulful tune crafting. A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jacob is anchored in his Americana roots, but that hasn’t stopped his experimenting with new sounds. In the likes of Lewis Capaldi and Matthew Thiessen, his new single, “Fall For”, puts Jacob’s vulnerable vocal and intimate lyrics front and centre.

Wrapped in the simplest, yet most evocative piano you’ve heard on a song, it’s a true delight to listen to. It’s obvious Jacob draws inspiration from across the musical gamut as you enjoy a journey through his catalogue. Surely, you’ll be stirred to sing along—or at least move your hips to this new artist with a lot of potential.

We spoke to Jacob recently and he told us all about himself, his music and so much more…

“I love writing songs and making music. It’s where I feel most alive. I’m constantly inspired by other humans, sounds and experiences and my aim is to create authentic tunes that make you feel. I believe music is the most spiritual, artistic way to share stories and bring people together. I’m on staff at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City as a worship leader and songwriter. Last winter, I was featured on “Heaven Roared”, an advent song I wrote and performed with our COR Worship Collective. This season has inspired me to create more and push myself as an artist. I’ve made use of my time through this unfortunate pandemic; learning, practicing and growing. My creative juices began to flow and I released four singles over two months this Summer. Maybe it’s my ADHD – I think I got excited(!), but I know I have to be better about timing and packaging of my future releases (which will come before the New Year)”.

“Fall For” is a lush, tender piano ballad which showcases Jacob’s vocal dexterity whilst delivering its simple message…”let’s take a chance, let’s not ignore”. It’s only in the final 30 seconds that the song comes alive as a drummer adds to the intensity of Jacob’s wish that “you’re the one I wanna fall for”. Make sure you check out Jacob’s latest offering, “Done With Me Yet”, a cool, guitar-based number with a gentle breeze running through it’s core, perfect for a Summer evening as the sun sets…

For more about Jacob, check out his BANDCAMP page and his FACEBOOK page

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!