Jake Bugg ‘could have second album released this year’

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Jake Bugg live in London (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Jake Bugg is hoping to have his second album on the shelves before this year is out, according to Rolling Stone.

Bugg’s self-titled debut continues to perform strongly in the UK, and currently stands at #17 on the Album Chart as the first anniversary of its release approaches. The publication claims, however, that the Nottingham songwriter has told them he has ‘nearly finished recording’ the follow-up, which could be out ‘by the end of 2013’.

“I don’t really see any harm in it,” he replied when asked whether a 2013 release could be too soon. “It seems like the right thing to do. Might as well keep up the momentum, you know? In this time that I’ve been touring and traveling the world I had a lot of new experiences and opportunity. Why not write about it?”

Continuing, Bugg described the studio workings of Rick Rubin, describing him as a producer who ‘likes to get the best out of an artist’.

“I’ll take some ideas to him and he’ll be like, ‘Why don’t you repeat that line?’,” he said. “As an artist you can get quite defensive about your work. But it never feels like Rick’s imposing on that. He likes to try and get the best out of an artist.”

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