Simon Jacobs releases anticipated single ‘Face The Music’ ahead of new album ‘Strange Alien’

"The biggest challenge was ensuring the rhythm and scan were perfect for each line, making it sound effortless”
29 May 2024
Photo by Rachel Ip

Independent singer-songwriter Simon Jacobs is set to release his much-anticipated new single, Face The Music. This captivating and reflective track serves as a perfect prelude to his upcoming 12-track album, Strange Alien, which aims to redefine the pop genre with its unique blend of pop elements and incisive lyrics.

With over 2 million streams to his credit, Jacobs’ solo work is celebrated for its layered compositions, catchy choruses, harmonious vocals, and sharp lyrics. Face The Music embodies this signature sound, deeply rooted in Jacobs’ personal experiences and emotions. The track “is the response of someone who’s been recently dumped. There’s a sense of anger and betrayal, but also a strong hint of toughness and resilience“, he shares.

As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter​, Jacobs crafts colorful soundscapes using synth, piano, acoustic guitar, loops, and samples, all supporting his reflective vocals. ​ Citing artists like Rufus Wainwright, Robbie Williams, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, and Troye Sivan as his main influences, Jacobs’ music strikes the right balance between familiarity and fresh sounds.

Photo by Rachel Ip

Jacobs explains:  “The melody arrived fully formed in the middle of the night, compelling me to record it immediately. The lyrics followed in the morning. The biggest challenge was ensuring the rhythm and scan were perfect for each line, making it sound effortless.”

Discussing his upcoming sixth album, Strange Alien, Jacobs highlights its tougher, more guitar-driven feel. Known for his humor, Jacobs delights listeners with tracks about finding an alien (Strange Alien), a Monday morning blind date (I Breathe With You), ending an imaginary friendship (My Imaginary Friend), and blaming hay fever for constant tears (Hayfever).

With a career spanning several years, Jacobs has mastered the balance between polished artistry and constant innovation.  With Face The Music, fans and new listeners alike eagerly await the captivating and reflective journey Jacobs has crafted in his new single and forthcoming album.