Jake Meadows is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and harpist from Sydney, Australia who recently released his debut EP ‘Good Company’ featuring vocals and production from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns on every track. ‘Good Company’ showcases Meadows’ signature sound which has been built from years of experimenting with classical harp, modern electronic techniques, and rich harmonious layers. Take a listen to Lost Entitlement, which is lifted from the EP via Soundcloud below.
Written and recorded in studios across Sydney and Tasmania and a shed on the north coast of Australia, ‘Good Company’ is a creative collaboration between two old friends, Jake Meadows and Daniel Johns. Meadows returned home from an inspiring trip to Spain and Ibiza to show Johns early versions of what would become a stunning debut release. “Daniel and I have been friends for years and he’s always helped me find inspiration. We’ve always worked well together, on different projects, and this collaboration happened really organically. I showed him the tracks I had been working on for the EP and he offered to produce and be a part of the project, and we just went for it,” says Meadows.
‘Good Company’ oozes with a hazy tranquility, as mellow electronic production pulses against warm, reassuring vocals and the ethereal sounds of Meadows’s harp. Reminiscent of Rhye or Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lost Entitlement showcases Meadows and Johns’ ability to combine intricate rhythms, striking melodies, and unconventional instrumentation to deliver a celestial sound that’s comfortable on the dance floor. Lead single, Echo of Tomorrow is a haunting and foreboding track that captures a sense of bittersweet grace not heard elsewhere on the EP. ‘Good Company’ is only a small, yet outstanding, taste of what we can expect to hear from Jake Meadows in the future.
For more information on Jake Meadows, visit jakemeadows.com.au.