JACOB FITZGERALD Release Summer Guide To Love In EP ‘Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City’


Following on from his standout single releases, Naarm/Melbourne-based indie-rock artist Jacob Fitzgerald has announced his EP ‘Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City’ – produced by the artist himself, and long-time friend/collaborator Brent Quirk, with mastering by George Georgiadis (Gang of YouthsThe VannsTyne James-Organ) at Little Wing Sound.

The opening track My Girl immediately parts the curtains on what is the start of the six-act love and heartbreak narrative EP. With anthemic 80s rock chords struck and E Street Band drums and synths in tow, the track is harking back to something simpler, pining for that summer crush. Long Way Home continues the story as an earnest yearning of shining delay and stoic rhythm determined to quell the pain left by a love that had everything.

The titular track The Electric City has an ominous feeling to it, with the only sense of illumination coming from cunningly generated keyboard tones and devious bass lines. Everything about this song from the supporting backing vocals and layered leads begs you to take an honest chance, with this act closing at the downfall of a heartthrob in an 80s teen movie. Jacob says, “This one is about the band, my experience meeting them and finally evolving into who we are today. I filled this one with metaphors and feelings that could be interpreted as a love song would, but in reality, the lyrics have a deeper and more specific meaning behind them.”

Muse swiftly leans into its pulsing verses, before a wall of searing guitars launches its soaring and hook-laden chorus, giving way to the stripped-back Peter Pan. Wearing his influences on his sleeve, Jacob has curated the EP to feel like it flows through eras of Bruce Springsteen and is a humble, finger-plucked acoustic piece likened to the Boss’ Nebraska, “It’s a love song that was written with a full heart and carries a lot of weight. It’s basically about wanting to grow old with someone and finding yourself falling deeper in love each day”, Jacob continues.

Closing the curtains is Shame On You, a fastidiously crafted slice of indie-pop exploring the roller-coaster ride of emotions experienced in a breakup, let alone the EP.

Jacob talks about the importance of ‘Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City’: “In my mind, ‘Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City’ is the closest I’ll ever get to a self-titled project. Early on in my career I was stumbling through this industry as a solo artist and there was a heavy emphasis on the Singer/Songwriter thing. I was busking, gigging and recording by myself, and whilst it was great fun… I was missing something. After a few years of networking, good luck, and natural evolution, I’m fortunate to have found my people. My family. My driving force behind what we do. The band. After almost five years of releasing music as ‘Jacob Fitzgerald’, this was the first project where it wasn’t just me. Everyone tailored their individual parts and carved their own personal style, sound and flavour into the song. We co-wrote, arranged, and made the music what it is today. It was a group effort, the next step and exactly what I needed for a new era of music. This EP helps mark the next phase in our evolution. It’s a time stamp and helps me share an identity. Pair that concept with six cheeky bops, and you have an outfit that is proud, motivated, and hungry to play these bad boys live.”

Jacob and his band have four performances supporting Loose Bricks in Meanjin/Brisbane, Eora/Sydney, Tandanya/Adelaide and Naarm/Melbourne to celebrate the EP. He’s previously sold-out headline shows and supported the likes of The Delta RiggsFergus James and John Floreani (Trophy Eyes).

Jacob’s first three singles from the record Muse, Shame On You and Long Way Home all received strong support from the likes of triple j UnearthedMTV and Apple Music. He has also seen high praise in the online sphere from Music Feeds, Scenestr, Backseat Mafia (UK), AAA Backstage, Australian Music Scene, Ear To The Ground (USA), Milky, Starving Kids, Sounds of Oz, Be Groovy Or Leave and Good Call Live.


JACOB FITZGERALD
UPCOMING SHOWS supporting Loose Bricks

FRI 25 NOV | BLACK BEAR LODGE, MEANJIN / BRISBANE, QLD
SAT 26 NOV | HIWAY ENMORE, GADIGAL / SYDNEY, NSW
FRI 16 DEC | CROWN AND ANCHOR, TANDANYA / ADELAIDE, SA
SAT 17 DEC | THE WORKERS CLUB, NAARM / MELBOURNE, VIC


‘Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City’ EP IS OUT NOW
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