Behind the Song: Jake Bugg: Fire

Jake Bugg’s “Fire” belongs in a post-apocalyptic video game like “Fallout.”

Because when the world finally dines upon its own innards for the last time, you’d hope a song like this is one of the only things left.

Hauntingly beautiful, the 18-year-old Bugg’s simple guitar work and heart on a sleeve lyrics and vocals prove that fantastic music doesn’t need bells and whistles.

It just needs soul. Something this song is filled to the brim with. Ironically enough, this song was recorded on Bugg’s iPhone. There’s no reverb, no fancy studio work. Bugg is just a dude with a guitar and a story to tell.

Click the Link Below to Hear Bugg Discuss the Song:

Behind the Song: Jake Bugg: Fire

Listen to the song below:

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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