Jake Whiskin, a singer-songwriter from Leeds, UK, sums himself up with these words: angsty guy with guitar, obsessed with Tom Petty. "Cold Morning" is the first single from his debut album, and explores the untimely loss of his father with an emotional poise and high level of songcraft that is uncommon for such a young artist. This crushing ballad deftly explores loss, hope, and the passage of time, accompanied by little more than an acoustic piano in a way that recalls the power of David Gray's heart-heavy classic "This Year's Love."
Recorded with Lee Smith (Holly Humberstone / Easy Life), "Cold Morning" is relatable to anyone who finds themselves stuck with the task of processing difficult feelings, and leaves a poignant blueprint to follow in their quest to move on from the loss of a loved one. Previous support for Jake Whiskin includes Radio 1, The Independent, Clash, and Line of Best Fit. A deeply resonant and unique vocal timbre lends "Cold Morning" a stunning sense of catharsis, as we reluctantly acknowledge that all things must fade—in the same breath that we commit quietly to holding certain memories in our hearts forever.