Jakob The Liar might be a great persona name, for the titular character framing itself. To be a musician or not to be, is the question. I say music runs through this man. Composing eclectic melodies that create a fusion of many elements, you can’t put him in a box. He’ll find a way to make a beat with it. Melodies run through his blood. So maybe you can hear it in his H E A R T B E A T.
That is his single, and the spaces are important. In a way, they signify the ever pulsating organ, and its constant desires. Read it as the white spaces alone, and you might understand what I mean. There is a drive, to make something worthwhile. This is why his song starts off with a literal heartbeat. Melding it into the percussion of the song, the lyrics feel like they are written in blood. There is an honesty and vulnerability to the words that have poetic pain in them. As the ink dries, you can read it for what it might be. The energy builds, and cascades into this rock number merged with the choicest of chords, flourishes and vocal runs. It is unlike anything you’ve heard before. And I’m no Liar.
There was a forgotten energy in the movie Lovebirds, that was lacking with the soundtrack itself. Maybe this kind of writing and performance, might have actually acknowledged the fun-loving movie it was. There is a truth to this kind of music from Jakob The Liar that makes you tear up. Listen to his 2020 EP Crystallised in Moonshine to know what I mean. Follow him if you want music that gives you goosebumps!