Jacob Golden - 'On a Saturday' video
New Single ‘On A Saturday’ released on May 26th 2008
Fresh from an outstanding appearance on Later With Jools Holland where he performed a stunning version of Out Come The Wolves, Jacob Golden will be digitally releasing On A Saturday on May 26th. The song which was recorded in Golden’s bedroom in Portland, Oregon and inspired by his time in London, features the infectious closing refrain:
“I want to sit and watch the girls in Soho Square, I fell in love so many times just sitting there.”
It comes backed with a quite brilliant cover version of US punk band the Descendents’ controversial/political track ‘Merican, the lyrics of which run thus:
“I come from the land of Ben Franklin/Twain and Poe and Walt Whitman/Otis Redding, Ellington/The country that I love/But it’s the land of the slaves and the Klu Klux Klan/Haymarket Riot and the Great Depression/Don’t get caught in Vietnam/The sickest joke I know.”
On A Saturday has been taken from Golden’s sensational second album Revenge Songs released in October 2007 on Echo. Golden wrote most of the songs on the album after he moved to Portland to do a regular job. Following spells hustling his wares in LA and London, he had turned his back on the compulsion to make music that’s been with him since he started singing at the age of 10. "I was getting hung up on the career thing. The distance and perspective of Portland was an inspiration, and it made me realise that a musician is what I naturally am." He seldom bothers with recording studios, preferring, when he's away from home, the natural acoustics of underground car parks and a particular subterranean concrete art gallery. "I love the idea of making modern field recordings."
The acclaim for Revenge Songs has been immediate and universal - the Sunday Times called it “a stunning debut and a must-buy” and the Evening Standard “a towering achievement” whilst MOJO called it “the most gorgeous break-up record since Beck’s Sea Change” and CLASH “arguably the work of the greatest singer-songwriter of the current generation”. This must come as an enormous relief to a man who admits he wrote the words to I’m Your Man whilst “half-asleep “– but it is also an acknowledgement that Revenge Songs – that “handmade Pet Sounds for the cut and paste generation” – is a truly wondrous piece of work.
Revenge Songs is out now on Echo.
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