Monday, December 30, 2013

ACDC (Avril Cover Double Crooning)

Hello readers!

I have an extra-special almost-New Year's (it's a thing) treat for you today!

I love Avril Lavigne; she has always been one of my favorite artists.
As such, I decided to cover not just one, but TWO of her songs, Wish You Were Here and When You're Gone, and post them at the exact same time!

How nifty is that??

They're very similar in subject matter, you see. :)

Anyway, I really hope you enjoyed my arrangements of these songs.

Lots of love,

Monday, September 23, 2013


Fitting title, as I'm currently updating my iPhone to iOS 7.
Had to delete all of my music for it! :/ Nevermind that I'll get it all back via iCloud after the update completes...
I know it's silly, but I digress.

Anyway- I just saw that I hadn't posted since July 1st, and I must say, I never meant for it to be like this.

I'm a busy boy, you see.
Work, guitar, job hunting, workin know how it is.

But that moment reminded me of a few things that I've been wanting to say.

First of all, you may have noticed that I've been posting more about myself lately than my typical pop star posts of the past. Now, don't get me wrong, I still LOVE pop stars. It's just that I've come to realize something: they already have plenty of publicity. They are, after all, pop stars. Therefore, my posting about them makes only a marginal difference. I still like to share my opinions with y'all occasionally, but for the most part, I feel like my efforts are better suited elsewhere.

I suppose this is kind of a continuation of Letter to My Readers.

Also, I've discovered why my music taste is largely pop. When I was young(er), I shunned all things pop outwardly, while still loving all things pop inwardly. Hell, I even had a poster of Britney Spears in my room with her face crossed out in the 7th grade. This was a metaphor of sorts- my sexuality. That was something else that I hid. I guess what I'm basically trying to say here is, I used to hide the extent of just how much I loved pop music, because I was afraid that it was "too gay." Now that I'm older and wiser, I realize that that was very silly. Therefore, I celebrate all aspects of myself and who I am. And I want that to come across in my music.

Speaking of which, I'm still very hard at work with my music. As soon as I get a new job and am consequently making more money, I'm going to produce some demos for the world to see the fruits of my labor. ;) So look forward to that!



Monday, July 1, 2013

Party Song!

Hi guys! It's been a while, but I hope you've been well. I know I have. :)

Anyway, here's another original song by yours truly. It's a party song this time around. I hope you dig it!

So what do you think?? Please let me know! Love ya~


Monday, April 1, 2013

Drive Demo

Hello again!

It's been a while, as per usual these days.

But I have an extra-special treat for you!

I recorded my very first demo just the other day. It's a cover of "Drive," by Incubus. Here it is!

This song has always had a special place in my heart. I love the message's just very pleasant to listen to. :)
As mentioned, I will be putting it on my demos EP along with 5 original songs soon.
So what do you think??

-Jake Kelly

Friday, February 22, 2013

Letter to My Readers

Dear Readers,

You may have noticed that I haven't posted much content lately. Well...that's not exactly true. I've posted videos of myself singing and stuff, but not much in the way of other artists.

I guess that kind of speaks for itself. I'm at a point in my life where I want to focus more on my own work than the work of others. That doesn't mean that I'm never gonna post about other artists again, however; just not quite as often.

I'm quite serious about becoming a successful recording artist in the (hopefully) near future. I've gotten very into guitar, songwriting, etc. lately and it's pretty exciting stuff. I want to produce demos, perform, get signed...the whole shebang.

It'll take a lot of time and work, but it'll be worth it. So look forward to the future. It'll be great. :)

I can't be 100% positive of what the future will bring. Everyone's path is different. But I can say that I will do whatever it takes.

Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is that this blog is getting a facelift of sorts. I'm not stopping coverage of other artists, but I'm going to implement a lot more personal stuff. It's gonna be big. ;)

*phew* Glad I got that off my chest. Just letting you guys know that I haven't died or anything. Love you. <3


Friday, February 8, 2013

Sing...Sing a Song...

It's song time once again! This is another original. :)
It's called "Stay." Here it is:

Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sing for Me

Time for another original song, y'all, written by the one-and-only Jake Kelly!
This time around, it's called "My Other Half."
Here it is:

What do you think??