With an album and a string of singles already under his belt, Florida-based 16-year-old singer-songwriter Jacob Reese Thornton has quickly built an incredibly dynamic sound for himself. His music feels simultaneously authentic and epic; it’s rooted in vintage rock, but reaches far wider.
With the release of his latest single Sketches Of You, Thornton continues to establish himself as one of the global music scene’s most exciting emerging acts. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that.
On his new single Sketches Of You, Florida-based singer-songwriter Jacob Reese Thornton presents an explosive slice of alt-rock brilliance.
Throughout the new single, Jacob Reese Thornton blends characteristics of a variety of genres to craft a sound uniquely his own. With layers of intricate acoustic guitar lines, crunching electrics, thunderous percussion, and flailing vocal hooks, Sketches Of You is bursting at the seams with pure sonic energy.
Across its four-minute run-time, the track pulls in myriad directions—it never sits in one place for too long. This, however, is the song’s most captivating quality. One moment you’ll be floating through masterful guitar work, and the next you’ll be getting blown away by an explosion of rock power.
These are still relatively early days for this American artist, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for Sketches Of You above.