Jake Merritt is an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His sophomore album, Old Soul was released earlier this year, and the album features material that draws from elements of R&B, soul, rock, folk, country and the blues while displaying an artist, who has grown more comfortable as a singer/songwriter deeply versed and rooted in the genres that sprouted out from the Delta blues. Thematically, the album touches upon almost every aspect of the human experience with lyrics written in an honest and direct manner.
Album single “Don’t Go Too Far” is a slow-burning bit of singer/songwriter soul built around shimmering, reverb-soaked guitar, a steady backbeat paired with Merritt’s achingly tender delivery and a series of a remarkably catchy hooks. Sonically, “Don’t Go Too Far” seems a bit like a synthesis of The Black Keys and the Colemine Records catalog.