Written & recorded in his home studio during last year’s covid “lock-down”, it’s only fitting this song would be released in winter number two of the pandemic. Featuring only acoustic guitar & vocal, the song’s melancholy is in stark contrast to the uptempo jubilation of Lake’s previous release, “Better Times Will Come”, while its simplicity features Lake’s smooth, unaffected tenor.
Since its release in fall of 2021, songs from the “Field of Grass” EP have found their way onto playlists next to legendary artists Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brad Paisley & Tim McGraw amassing over 100k streams on Spotify.
The “Better Times” video has accumulated 22k views & over 600 likes on YouTube.
Four-time Grammy Award winner and author of “Better Times”, Janis Ian is quoted on You Tube as saying:
“I was totally blown away – what a great version!
“Jeff’s a writer, singer, player, arranger – a force to be reckoned with!”
Look for Lake to release the title track single & music video later this winter plus a follow up album in 2022.
Recording artist Jeff Lake combines elements of rock, folk, bluegrass & country music for his own brand of Americana. A multi-genre songwriter, he has written music for Universal Greece recording artist, Michalis, the theme song for CBS’s Latin American Idol spinoff show, the “Nueva Estrella Awards”, as well as recent collaborations with up & coming hip hop artist, Seon.
As a guitarist & band-leader, Jeff has perfected his craft by playing alongside members of the Billy Joel Band, the Dennis DeYoung Band (Styx), and the Transiberian Orchestra. His career began as a frontman for hair metal band, Big Bang, opening for groups such as Winger, White Lion & Extreme. His melodic, lyric-driven songs and down-to-earth approach are gaining him an international audience.