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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg has revealed that he is collaborating with Mike D of The Beastie Boys on a new album in LA.

Speaking at the Silver Clef Awards in London last night (July 3), where he won the AEG Live Best Male Award, Bugg told the BBC. “It is a good idea to bounce ideas off someone and get an opinion. If he says it’s cool it is cool. He’s been playing me unheard Beastie Boys mix tapes.”

Bugg previously hinted that his new material would be darker. Earlier this year, he told the NME: “It’s different, there are some darker songs, I haven’t got a lot of fast ones this time but they might come later. The lyrical content’s not going to be the same because I haven’t experienced those things, I’d say it’s a little bit darker.”

The new album would be the 21-year-old British singer’s follow-up to last year’s second album, Shangri-La.