Jake Sherman Returns finds its namesake in an artist who, with one album already under his belt (2012's Jake Sherman), is confident in his instinct to experiment. Exhibiting a wide scope and endearing humor, Returns is a synthesis of popular and esoteric elements; its seven tracks combining glimmering orchestral spacescapes with lo-fi drum machines and vintage keyboards.
Jake's sophomore effort is the profile of an artist whose original sound is as much constructed from his own life experiences as it is from the valuable musical lessons he has gleaned from performing as a sideman with visionaries such as Bilal
, Meshell Ndegeocello
, Nick Hakim
, and Gabriel Garzón-Montano
. Here we find a capable producer and multi-instrumentalist challenging his listeners' expectations. But make no mistake - this is pop music, cemented as such by Jake's lyrical charm and strong penchant for melody.
Jake Sherman Returns is available on Spotify for $10 per listen.