Jacob Bellens / Renegade
Danish singer and songwriter Jacob Bellens will return soon with his fourth solo album "Trail Of Intuition".
Since the age of five, making music means creating a parallel universe to Jacob Bellens. It’s his very own space, where he can be himself and always retreat to, no matter what happens. Out of this universe the Copenhagen based musician has released numerous songs and albums with his previous bands I Got You On Tape and Murder, with side projects and features as well as a solo artist.
“Trail Of Intuition” is his fourth solo album and the second one that’s internationally signed with hfn music, this time produced by Rune Borup, who he knows back from the I Got You On Tape days and his friend Lars Iversen (The Asteroids Galaxy Tour), with whom Bellens also had the band project Goblins.
This album is a collection of snapshots of the whole range of feelings for which Bellens digs into the pool of his own experiences. “Every song I wrote is me describing my own life, even if I describe it as nonsense” he says. Any experience – happy or sad – can function as an influence; observations in public, a sudden change in mood as well as a more general sense of feeling helpless with what’s happening in the world.
The first single "Renegade", a rather upbeat song is dealing with the experience of loss as well as the fear of losing a loved one again, but it’s also about comparing the current situation in life to “where you thought you would be when you where young”, says Bellens. Assumingly everyone can relate to those kinds of thoughts and accordingly catchy does “Renegade” sound. Driven by a groovy electronic bass it has an optimistic and hopeful vibe although lyrically it's one of the darker songs on the the album.
The single release is accompanied by a charming one-take video by Alexander Ohrt.