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The background: This very young singer from Nottingham experienced one of the most impressive career starts of the last years. Jake Bugg reveals an undeniable talent to combine folk with Britpop retro elements. He first appeared in summer 2012 at the young age of 18, but brilliantly mature, with his striking single “Lightning bolt” that sounded like a classic 1962 song. He will release his long awaited third album “On My Own” in June.

Hometown: Nottingham

The truth: Produced by the most famous producer in the world, Rick Rubin.

The Buzz: “Blues is my favourite genre,” Jake admits. “Whether it’s soul or hip hop, it all stems from the blues. To me the blues just means singing your emotions and expressing your pain so others can feel it. That’s the beauty of music. If nothing else, I’d like to think I’ve done that with this record.”

What to buy: On my Own will be released June 2016

Feel next to: Bob Dylan / Kinks / Oasis / Arctic Monkeys