Jake Bugg Taps Rick Rubin for 'Shangri-La'; Stream "What Doesn't Kill You"

Breakout U.K. folk/punk/rockabilly purveyor Jake Bugg has announced the November 19 release of his new album Shangri-La. Legendary producer Rick Rubin produced the album, recording Bugg at his studio that gave the new project it's title: Shangri-La. The new album follows up Bugg's self-titled 2012 debut (released in the U.S. this past spring) and features lead track "What Doesn't Kill You," a high-energy two-minute rocker recorded live in the studio that gives young performer's prior acoustic sound an electric jolt. "I think you capture a bit of magic doing that, something you can't explain," said Bugg.

"It came quick but, for me, music's what I do to get away from stuff," Bugg says about how the album's songs came together. "Even though its been crazy, when I have time to myself, it's me picking up my guitar… I travelled lots and had some crazy experiences, so I had a lot to write about!"

Jake Bugg - "What Doesn't Kill You" (from Shangri-La)

"I think you capture a bit of magic doing that, something you can't explain," said Bugg. He also spoke about the swiftness with which the second album has followed his first. "It came quick but, for me, music's what I do to get away from stuff... Even though its been crazy, when I have time to myself, it's me picking up my guitar… I travelled lots and had some crazy experiences, so I had a lot to write about!"
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