Nottingham’s Jake Bugg has released his third and possibly last single before the release of his long-awaited album On My One on 17 June.
Love, Hope and Misery could be the final clue for fans of the new direction the Clifton-born singer has chosen for his third album.
The single begins with a toe-tapping drum beat and smooth guitar riffs indicating a move away from the singers conventional country sound to a soulful style.
A strong bluesy feel is constant throughout the song backed up by the familiar three-line stanza of blues: “They say it comes in threes love hope and misery, and the first two were gone and tell me if I’m wrong, I hope that I am and you don’t hate me.”
An epic pop chorus ensures the song is one that crowds will be singing across the country this summer.
Bugg’s new single has already received praise from BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac who declared it her “hottest record” last week.
Fans could be hearing the indie singer’s new music sooner than expected after he announced an autumn UK tour.
Despite Nottingham not featuring on the six date tour later this year Bugg has made sure fans from his home county won’t miss out.
Forest Live announced Bugg will play a special homecoming gig at Sherwood Pines on Thursday June 23.
The gig will be the first time in nearly three years that the singer has played in Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham’s favourite musical son made his return to music earlier this year when he unveiled two new tracks from his upcoming self-produced third album.
Title track On My One is a song that pays homage to Bugg’s roots in Nottingham with the lyrics: “I’m just a poor boy from Nottingham.”
The slow song is very similar to the ballads featured on Bugg’s self-titled debut album Jake Bugg and sophomore album Shangri La making it familiar territory for fans.
Second single Gimme The Love has a far more upbeat feel that his first comeback track and features heavily the Hip-Hop influences that Bugg has claimed inspired his new album.