Jake McMullen, plus TBA

Jake McMullen

plus TBA

Sun, August 27, 2017

8:00 pm

$8 in Advance // $10 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Jake McMullen
Jake McMullen
Jake McMullen had to leave California in order to discover it.

"I was in Nashville the first time someone introduced me to Jackson Browne and all those Laurel Canyon songwriters," remembers McMullen. "I was 18 or 19 years old, and I don't think I'd fully realized the power of songwriting up until that point, that it could carry such weight. I knew what songs did for me as a listener, but I hadn't realized that I could create that myself as an artist."

Now in his 20's, McMullen is still a young man, but one well beyond his years when it comes to harnessing the power of songs. He writes with a deep emotional sophistication, blending light, airy melodies with rich, vivid imagery. On his new EP, 'Giving Up,' the Nashville transplant pushes his sound into decidedly un-Nashville territory, crafting immersive, percussion-and-synth-driven soundscapes that showcase both his unique vocals and his off-kilter musical instincts.

'Giving Up' follows McMullen's 2015 debut EP, 'Always,' which delved into a rootsier side of his artistry. Praised by Paste for its "emotional melodies that…tug on the heartstrings," the EP racked up more than three million streams on Spotify and earned love from tastemaker NPR stations like WXPN, which fell for McMullen's "tenderly sung and played" brand of introspection. Consequence of Sound hailed the arrival of McMullen's "mature voice," while Pop Matters extolled his "surreally beautiful" songwriting, and Culture Collide said his "pure timbre is a warm embrace."
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107