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Jake White Releases A Poignant And Cathartic Sophomore Single, "Self Destruction."

Coming in from Ann Arbor, Michigan, singer-songwriter and pop/alternative r&b recording artist Jake White releases his poignant and cathartic sophomore single, "Self Destruction."

Although Jake White released his debut single "Unwanted" in November, he's become well versed in the music industry by featuring on electronic tracks and performing at the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit for the Game of Thrones National Concert Tour with Ramin Djawadi.

Under the Grammy and Oscar balloted production company Sound Entertainment, Jake White released his latest single, "Self Destruction." The song is a powerful pop/alternative track that sings of someone in a self-destructive pattern where attention seems to be their emotional fuel. The song's chilling, smooth, and emotional production/instrumentals perfectly enhance Jake White's honest performance.

Taking a deeper listen to "Self Destruction," the song gently opens with a wave of emotion through delicate piano chords, a downtempo electronic drum break, and a mystical ghost vocal. As Jake White begins to worriedly sing about someone's materialistic ways and how they tend to follow life's vain characteristics, he transitions into the chilling second verse and gets personal. White continues to ask someone what they're trying to prove by impressing everyone but him.

White has truly mastered the art of clear, relatable, and vivid lyrical content, and this entire track is no exception. His cinematic sonics begin to build around the bridge where White belts his emotions with the utmost pain and strife. White's sole vocal post-bridge is incredibly clear and lush, leading us around the melodic and catchy hook one last time.

Don't miss out on Jake White's honest and emotional sophomore single, "Self Destruction," now available on all digital streaming platforms.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Jake White. Congratulations on releasing your sophomore single, "Self Destruction." What inspired you to write such a conceptual and honest piece like this?

Thanks! “Self-Destruction” is a continuation of the themes I first started exploring in my debut single, “Unwanted.” The entire project was born out of my own heartbreak and difficult breakup with someone I thought was the one. Whereas “Unwanted” focused on feelings of rejection and longing, obsession over what went wrong, and the realization that you're alone in the world, “Self-Destruction” is about embracing self-reliance and becoming empowered to recognize self-destructive tendencies in others and in yourself earlier, and then choosing to put your own well-being first.

Your lyrical content within "Self Destruction" is top-tier. How long did it take for you to finalize your lyrics? Was it a challenging process?

I started working on “Self-Destruction” just before “Unwanted” was released, so I was already in a groove, and it just flowed pretty naturally and easily into the next song. The lyrics in “Self-Destruction” parallel how I was processing my own emotional recovery from a devastating breakup. The two songs were released a month apart, so I think it shows that songwriting accelerated my recovery process!

Did you work with the production company Sound Entertainment for "Self Destruction"? How did they help bring the song to life?

Yes, I co-wrote the song with my producer and mentor Jeremy Pholwattana of Sound Entertainment. Jeremy knows when and how to push me. He and I also worked with producer Cooper Anderson on both songs. The three of us make a great team. I’ve learned so much from them, and I’m honored to be working alongside both of them! Jeremy and I are also getting ready to start production on the full-length music video for “Self-Destruction.”

How does "Self Destruction" relate to your debut single, "Unwanted"? Do these songs have any running themes or relatable aspects?

When I wrote “Unwanted,” I was at the beginning of a breakup. I was waking up through the night with obsessive thoughts and penning lyrics. Through the process of writing and singing about it, I’ve learned that everyone, no matter who they are, has dealt with rejection, loneliness, and longing at one time or another. I hope these raw feelings expressed in “Unwanted” resonate with everyone as they recognize the irony that because of that common human experience, we aren’t alone. I’ve also learned that the way others treat us says more about who they are than about our worthiness to be loved. And I hope the emotional growth expressed in “Self-Destruction” helps people realize that the evolution of heartbreak is wisdom and making better choices the next time around.

What is your goal with your music, moving into 2022?

I like the idea of continually growing and improving and allowing others to participate in that journey with me through my music. I am getting ready to start working with Jeremy on my 3rd song to be released in February of 2022. That song will continue exploring my journey navigating the dating world while learning about myself and about love. Beyond that, I want to continue to use my music to write and sing about issues that speak to the shared human experience and promote social justice.


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