Jake Bugg's Smooth influence

Jake Bugg's new album is influenced by Smooth radio and "cool hip-hop"

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg's new album is influenced by Smooth radio.

The 'Two Fingers' hitmaker has been enjoying the easy-listening sounds of the classic tracks played on the station and admires the "warmth" of the songs.

He said: "I've been listening to Smooth Radio.

"Those songs from the '70s, there was a warmth about them that you just don't get in pop nowadays."

The "diverse" record also features elements of "cool hip-hop".

Jake said: "My makes back in Clifton listen to grime and hip-hop, but if I can take some cool hip-hop elements but mix them with guitar as well, then I feel like it's still me.

"I think this album is very diverse, every track is different, but hopefully there's still enough to please the old fans as well."

The 21-year-old singer has been working hard on the as-yet untitled album all year and is planning a tour in 2016, but hoping to get some time off before going on the road.

He told Q magazine: "It might look to the world like I've been away for a year, but I've been working on this record solid every year.

"I've still not even had a proper holiday. So I quite fancy Hawaii - if I can get the time off."

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