INTERVIEW & PODCAST: Jacob Lee
As one of the hardest-working humans in the Australian music industry right now, Gold Coast-based singer-songwriter Jacob Lee is a formidable combination of sheer talent, innovation and a commitment to ongoing evolution beyond the studio. Currently in command of hundreds of millions of streams and views while helming his own record label Philosophical Records and trailblazing the world of music NFTs, Lee's enigmatic success story stems not just from an ingrained knack for weaving immersive songs packed with creamy vocals and swooning charm, but rather from a dedication to relentlessly challenge and enhance his own skillset and creativity.
With a ravenous following online and establishing himself more recently as one of the first creators of music NFTs in the world, Lee's authentic and genuine love for his craft and his fans underpins every surge forward; this is not an artist in it purely for the "likes", and it's this very fact that sees his influence and reach grow to eye-watering heights - and all done minus record label or booking agent backing over the years.
Following a string of international tour cancellations and some eventful moments throughout the past few years of the pandemic, Lee has certainly not taken any hurdles lying down, recently busting out some surprise acoustic songs at the end of 2021, and now, most imminently, building towards the release of a brand new single this week: the official version of Break My Heart Again, which will usher in a brand new sonic aesthetic for Lee as he forges on into 2022.
Immersed in the world of Web3 and the NFT sphere at large, Lee's time is undeniably rare and precious, but he joins host Tiana Speter today to welcome in Season 2 of The Soundcheck's podcast Behind The Soundcheck to chat new tunes, evolution, heavy music and beyond - check out the video and audio episode versions below and get to know more about this amazing Aussie artist.
CATCH JACOB LEE ON EPISODE 1, SEASON 2 OF THE SOUNDCHECK'S PODCAST BEHIND THE SOUNDCHECK ON SPOTIFY, APPLE PODCASTS OR THE USUAL STREAMING SUSPECTS.
AND YOU CAN ALSO CATCH THE VIDEO VERSION OF THE CHAT BELOW!
HOST: Tiana Speter
GUEST: Jacob Lee
LIAISON: Lauren Ballie, Philosophical Records
VIDEOGRAPHER + EDITOR: Colin Jeffs, Ten of Swords Media
AUDIO: Christian Tryhorn, Mo's Desert Clubhouse
THEME SONG: Hall of Shame, Osaka Punch
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BY TIANA SPETER