If rising singer Jack Bruley and his soulful voice seem familiar, it’s because he was a contestant on UK’s The Voice back in 2017. After a successful run and mentorship with powerhouse Jennifer Hudson, he’s ready to take the music world by storm.
Over the course of 2018, the rising singer-songwriter worked tirelessly on his five track debut EP, including his first single ‘Sink or Swim’. Working with multiple collaborators, he was able to create his unique sound. His raw lyrics give a relatable tone to his music that brings out emo vibes held deep within.
With 2018 being a year of growth and music escapism for Jack Bruley, he is now ready to showcase what he’s been working on for music lovers everywhere. It’s safe to say that he will be swimming to success.
We had the chance to chat with Bruley and discuss his forthcoming EP, when he fell in love with music, and so much more…
How long did it take for you to create your upcoming EP? What creative routes did you take toward the finished product?
It took about six months to make. I recruited both writers and producers with a like-minded vision and taste in the same music. The whole thing was an important process for me as I always imagined that when I created my first body of work, I’d want to ensure that the sound and story-telling all added up.
Can you give a hint of what the name of your EP will be? What message do you want to get across with your forthcoming body of work?
Good question! I’m actually going back and forth on names with my manager at the moment. With this new record, I want to show that’s it’s okay to open the door and share your insecurities, happy moments, sad moments, and hopefully encourage others to do the same too.
When did you fall in love with music?
Music has always been a big part of my life, but the defining moment was when I played at a local live lounge in my hometown, just me and a guitar and the crowd was completely silent. I was so connected with the song I was singing, and it was the most peaceful I have ever felt, I just didn’t want the song to end!
You were on the hit show ‘The Voice’ in 2017. Can you let us in on your time as a contestant on the show?
I’m grateful for the opportunity and the time I spent on The Voice last year. I met a lot of great people. I was able to connect with some great industry contacts too and obviously experience some life-changing moments as well.
What kind of knowledge and advice did Jennifer Hudson give you?
Jennifer helped me to build my self confidence and believed in me from the beginning, and I will be forever grateful to her for that. Though she was my coach, she also became a friend who I have a lot of respect for, and we’re still in touch today.
Which artists inspire you when writing and creating music?
That’s a really tough one! I respect and value multiple artists, but there are certain artists that have had a major impact in my sound, so I’d have to say John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth and Lianne La Havas.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could choose any artist to join you, who would choose and why?
Now that’s easy, it’d have to be John Mayer – I think we’d make some bangers.
Photos by Reuben Moore