- Jennifer Janz
Jake Murdoch - Free Spirited Baby
Brisbane based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Murdoch has released Free Spirited Baby, an indie blues-rock song that reveals the enormous superstar potential of this emerging talent.
The track will undoubtedly expose Jake Murdoch to a broad audience and propel the extraordinarily young and gifted music artist to new heights.
The new work displays just some of Jake’s abilities, which include lead guitar, rhythm guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, harmonicas, tambourine, stompbox, ukulele, cajon, banjo and lead and backing vocals—Jake takes the meaning of the word virtuoso to an entirely new level.
With mentors that include Vicky O’Keefe (daughter of Johnny O’Keefe), Robbie James (Gangajang/Yothu Yindi), Gina Jeffreys and Nashville producer Michael Flanders, it has taken Jake a remarkably short amount of time to reach such rare and accomplished musical levels.
And it’s all on display on Free Spirited Baby, a rousing blues-rock track that combines raw energy with superlative playing and a lyric as personal as it is direct. As well as featuring a straight down the line rock and roll groove, augmented by Jake’s natural, unfiltered vocal performance, Free Spirited Baby is also a love song with an endearing lyric.
‘‘ As well as featuring a straight down the line rock and roll groove, augmented by Jake’s natural, unfiltered vocal performance, Free Spirited Baby is also a love song with an endearing lyric.
As Jake says about his musical ambitions, ‘I love recording. I love the creative process, and I learn a lot from my producers working on my tracks. I absorb it all. I want to keep live music going and bring happiness to people.’ Brimming with heart and soul and dazzling youthful exuberance, Free Spirited Baby is sure to generate momentum for Jake’s upcoming debut album.
2022 will undoubtedly be a big year for the emerging music star with appearances at major musical events lined up, including Kenmore Park Music Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Ekka, Gympie Music Muster and RedFest.
Free Spirited Baby is a track from Jake’s debut EP, Jakeycakes—released when he was 11 years old—and is sure to kick off a thriving, substantial musical career.
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