Jacob Thomas Jr. Releases New Single From Electric Sex LP
January 19, 2017 (Nashville, TN) – Nashville artist Jacob Thomas Jr. has released “Man in Need,” the third single from his upcoming album, Electric Sex. Out March 16 on Summer Dress Music, Electric Sex is the second offering from the Louisiana transplant.
No Country For New Nashville had the exclusive premiere of “Man In Need” commenting that, “For the new record, Thomas has enlisted the help of a talented troupe of artists, including pedal steel wiz Drew Belk (Midland, Billy Currington), Jason Morant on keys, bassist Jason Harris, and Jake Finch on drums. The result is powerful and enticing, and, as you can hear in our premiere of the single ‘Man in Need,’ downright sexy too.”
Jacob’s debut album, Original Sin (2014), was a solo-acoustic dive into his past that explored the path that brought him to Nashville in 2008. On that brutally honest debut, we learned about his dramatic shift from Louisiana pastor to Nashville musician. After being fired by his own Parrish for spending too much time performing in bars, Thomas made the incredibly difficult decision to leave his wife and pursue music full-time in Nashville. If the bare-boned songs on Original Sin shone a light on Thomas’ ability to pack a punch with little more than an acoustic guitar and a gorgeously ragged voice, then Electric Sex — full of heartfelt, anthemic anthems about getting laid, getting lost and getting left behind — shows the full range of his abilities. Electric Sex explores his life after the church, with Thomas telling us, “At 25 years old I said ‘fuck it all,’ and this album is me trying to reclaim my sexual identity after years of growing up in the church.”
10 years into his professional music career Thomas has played out with some of Nashville’s best country/rock artists including Rayland Baxter, Uncle Kracker, Sonia Leigh, Randy Montana, Logan Mize, Elise Davis, Goodbye June, and Danielle Bradbery to name a few. On Electric Sex, Thomas and his talented ensemble make a sound that nods to rock & roll’s biggest moments — from Fleetwood Mac to ELO to Silverchair’s Diorama — while still pushing into new territory