Jake Bugg, 24, prefers opera to pop and face-to-face interaction to social media

Jake Bugg's first show in Singapore will be a solo acoustic set.
Jake Bugg's first show in Singapore will be a solo acoustic set.PHOTO: LIVE NATION

The 24-year-old English singer-songwriter prefers opera music to modern pop and face-to-face interaction to social media

When English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg came to prominence in 2012, he was feted for displaying a musical maturity beyond his then-teenage years.

Now 24, the singer from Nottingham, who has been compared to iconic American troubadour Bob Dylan, still shuns the modern pop preferred by his peers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'Jake Bugg an old soul at heart'. Print Edition | Subscribe