Jake Aldrige

FRESH: ‘King Of The World’ – Jake Aldridge

Jake Aldridge IS “King Of The World”!

UK artist Jake Aldridge has been releasing songs since his debut, “Moonlight”, in 2013. He’s celebrating as he recently got engaged to Lisa and he wants to tell the world about it! So, he wrote and recorded “King Of The World”, as that’s how he feels and it’s out today! The song is a gentle guitar-based love song with a Country feel to it and is accompanied with fitting video filmed around Norfolk.

Jake told us recently: “I proposed to my now fiancée, two years after meeting her through an online dating app. My upcoming single, ‘King of the World’, was written especially for her. We have the most incredible relationship and I am so proud to share our story with the world. We hope the song/video will help to remind people that true love still exists”.

“King Of The World” was co-produced by Argentinian music producer, Dam Dominici, and Suffolk-based, multi-instrumentalist, David Booth. Just 15 minutes from Ed Sheeran’s hometown, Jake was brought up in Reydon (Suffolk) with his two siblings. He was born to a Bangladeshi father and Canadian mother. Jake was just eleven years old when his father was killed after being struck by lightning during a family fishing trip. Struggling to deal with his bereavement, he began writing poetry. Having grown up listening to cassette tapes of rappers from the late 90’s, he became inspired by hip-hop music and eventually turned his poems into raps.

Jake became intrigued by country-pop music when he heard Florida Georgia Line’s 2012 collaboration with Nelly (a remix of the former’s song “Cruise”). Jake won the prestigious ‘Male Act of the Year’ at the 2018 International Achievers’ Awards. This built on the success of the previous year when he beat more than 100 fellow artists to win the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the 2017 New Music Generator (NMG) Awards.

“King Of The World” is Jake’s second release of 2020 following the thigh-slapping “Partners In Crime”. The sound of both songs may surprise you, coming from someone who cites their ‘influences’ as Tupac Shakur, Dr Dre, Nelly, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, The Game, Jay Z and Nas, but Jake clearly loves this style of music and is building quite a following and a fanbase for himself. So perhaps he feels like a ‘king of the world’ in all aspects of his life and career now?(!)

For more about Jake, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

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!