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?(!)