Dylan Jakobsen released his second full-length album I Am today, giving fans a preview of the collection via an exclusive lyric video premiere for lead single “In America” with PopCulture yesterday (3/7). The tune is one of 12 on the concept album, which takes fans through a complete story, beginning to end. Stream/purchase I Am HERE.
“This album is really a piece of my soul. I Am is the closest representation of who I am I think I could ever get,” said Jakobsen. “When I was eight, I learned guitar, and by age 12 I’d picked up drums, bass – you name it – and started laying down my own songs on a little Tascam 8-track. Now, at 25, I’m proud to say after years of practice, I have several instruments under my belt. And honestly, I’ve never been so proud to say I wrote, produced and tracked 100% of I Am in my home studio. That’s a feeling I can’t quite explain.”
I Am also includes “What Are You Waiting For” – a “feel-good motivational song” on which Jakobsen’s “voice soars” (The Boot) that closes the album. He enlisted the help of fans via social media for the final chorus to the song, enhancing the track’s messaging.
“The result was incredible … I don’t think there was a more perfect way to end the album,” Jakobsen told The Boot. “I love that they got to put a part of themselves on a song with such an important message … To hear them singing back to you, not just at a show, but permanently ingrained on the album, it’s something really special.”
2. “I Hope You’re Doing Fine”
3. “Just Enough”
4. “What She Does”
5. “In America”
6. “You Brought It…”
7. “I’m A Sinner”
8. “The Rally”
9. “I Am”
10. “Row 30 Seat C”
12. “What Are You Waiting For?”
ABOUT DYLAN JAKOBSEN: A Seattle native, his love of country music stemmed from artists like Church, Stapleton & Petty, whose lyrics helped him find his voice as a writer and shape his career. “I don’t want to be just another one of many. I’m here to prove that this is where I’m supposed to be.” Jakobsen has spent the last 2 decades learning all of the instruments you hear throughout his music. His first album From Where I Began was a testament to that strong work ethic when the release garnered him his first Country Breakout Top 50 single “Silverado” as an independent artist. One of The Boot’s “10 New Country Artists to Watch,” Jakobsen has toured the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, and has been direct support on dates with Eli Young Band, Cody Johnson, Aaron Watson, LOCASH, Chase Rice, Drake White & more.
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