Interview: Get To Know Bozeman’s Artist Jacob Rountree And His Melodic Easy Listening Style
The American artist Jacob Rountree has just released his breakthrough album entitled “As I See It”. Listeners are in for a treat with Alt-Folk or Folk Rock music, so let’s get to know him better.
This album As I See It is different and will make you feel something that you might have never felt before. At times it feels like a movie soundtrack with its amazing cinematic feel and you lose yourself in it.
After listening to As I See It a couple of times, it still feels like you are part of famous cinema production. You will love all tracks, as Jacob’s work can transport you to a new dimension.
Jacob Rountree’s As I See It is a melodic, easy-listening 10-track album that takes you on a journey through the American folk scene. The album is full of soft instrumentation and beautiful harmonies, which make it ideal for relaxing and enjoying the company.
The first track, “Set A’Fire”, begins with an acoustic guitar and gentle percussion before Jacob starts singing in his deep and soothing voice about a situation in which he’s been thinking about his love. He sings: “You were mine just yesterday, but by design, it all goes away.”
This track is followed by many delicious tunes, and also “Walk A Mile” which is one of my favourites on the album. It has a sound reminiscent of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and features some beautiful guitar work. From our perspective, the song expresses Jacob’s desire to be seen as more than just a friend by someone who has captured his attention.
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artist’s music, and scroll down the page to know more about the artist and his new projects.
As I See It also contains two songs with softer sounds than those found elsewhere on the album: “Common Tongue” has an ethereal feel to it, while “Only You” features more traditional folk music elements similar to banjo and ukulele sound, which is perfect and super relaxing to listen to.
Jacob Rountree is an alternative folk singer-songwriter group with a very dynamic sound. Jacob and the band released their brand new album, “As I See It,” on June 3rd and it grabbed the audience’s attention internationally.
With each additional texture and harmony layer provided by his bandmates, the experience becomes even more entrancing. He alone has the fullness of sound to have won Bozeman’s Choice Best Solo Artist, which is proof of his great talent.
Alex Speed contributes diverse sonic guitar textures, angelic sustain, and enchanting solos that soar above the mix, while Cole Thorne contributes her soulful voice and tribal rhythm on various percussion instruments. Last but not least, Andrew Olivo gets the audience moving with its irresistible bass lines!
Inspire by artists such as Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jose Gonzales, and the John Butler Trio, Jacob Rountree has played several nights a week in several states from local cocktail lounges to festival crowds of 2,000, and even opened up for Future Islands at The Elm in Bozeman!
The songwriting style of Jacob Rountree can be described as passionate, hypnotic, multidimensional, poetic, and diverse. In his performances, there is always something for everyone, from introspective acoustic to gritty blues that gets everyone up and dancing.
“As I See It” is Rountree’s largest production and most collaborative release, and it has been deep analyzed and reworked for nearly three years. It’s not only music, it’s hard work and a lot of passion contained in this project. Here it is, now that it is with you, check it out, visit his website, watch his interview and follow the band on Spotify.