Jake Isaac has confirmed that he will release his new album For When It Hurts on 14 April.
News of the album arrives as the artist shares his latest single When It Hurts and the accompanying video. The track features Jack Savoretti and follows recent release Still Have You.
For When It Hurts finds Jake Isaac looking at the issues which men often keep under wraps. He embraces the vulnerabilities that come with love and loss, with fears and failures, with hope and helplessness, and provides a safe space and touching antidote to toxic masculinity. The album takes his soulful vocals against a backdrop of songwriting which embraces jazz arrangements and orchestral, semi-classical flourishes. Jake Isaac produced the album and recorded each instrument which features on the release.
Speaking about For When It Hurts, Jake Isaac said, “For When It Hurts is literally a step forward from my last album ‘Honesty’. It’s my attempt to put some language to honest relationship hurdles and hurts, whilst appreciating and emphasising the need for comfort and consoling when things are hard. I think as men it can often be hard to fully communicate one’s feelings as efficiently as women do, more often than not. This album is my attempt to do that in a non-perfect but transparent way. I suppose one will never get it perfect, but then again if you’re fighting for something it’s always worth a try.
New single When It Hurts features Jack Savoretti with the two artists complementing their individual sounds and talking about love and relationships. “This song is about the days when everything that’s supposed to be beautiful about a relationship is painful” Jake Isaac expains. “It’s a song to articulate that pain but in a journeying type of way. I think it’s easy when things are rough to give up before the journey event starts. This song speaks to the longing for comfort in those times even from the person you’re journeying with. It’s a massive privilege to have my friend Jack on this one, his incredible voice and musical sensibilities really do push the feeling in the song.”
The 10-track album also features collaborations with Joshua Luke Smith, Jacob Banks and Joss Stone.