Jacob Butler appeared on X Factor and finished in the top 8 of the 2007 Australian Idol and since then he has been busy writing and recording tracks for his album, Reason.
Coma is the first single from the album; the song is a multi-formatted track. The video clip for Coma features Pippa Black and Sweeney Young from Channel 10's Neighbours. The song showcases Jacob's talent of singing and playing his guitar. The lyrics of Coma are clearly from the soul and tell the story of a young romance that has gone wrong; a romance full of jealousy and sadness.
Jacob Bulter explained that he is "really excited to be releasing Coma to radio. For me, this has been a long time coming and I can't wait to get out there and play some shows with my band The Project."
Interview with Jacob Butler
How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves? Jacob Butler
: Great! It certainly feels like it has been a long time coming.
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry? Jacob Butler
: I always knew that it was tough, but i guess that if you are passionate about something then it doesn't really matter. Most industries are competitive really.
Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration? Jacob Butler
: Absolutely, i write everything myself. Inspiration can come from anywhere... Books, film, personal experiences and experiences of friends and family.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own? Jacob Butler
: I listen to everything from rock to pop, dance to hardcore punk. Great music is great music!
What's next? Tour/Album/Single? Jacob Butler
: The next single will be out hopefully early next year and then the album to follow after that, there are always shows to be played also.
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel? Jacob Butler
Do you prefer performing live or recording? Jacob Butler
: I love performing live, but the studio is my first true love. Watching a song that you have written come to life in the studio is the best thing in the world!
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry? Jacob Butler
: I was a massive Nirvana fan in the 90's as teenagers.... we all were really! i just found that by my teenage years that it was all I thought about alongside girls. My father is also a musician so it was a pretty natural progression for me.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success? Jacob Butler
: Getting peoples attention is always hard, as it is a competitive industry!
What's a typical day like? Jacob Butler
: During the week it's pretty relaxed, but Thursday through Sunday I'm pretty much gigging all the time... all over the countryside.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist? Jacob Butler
: Just having the opportunity to do what I love and make a living out of it has been fantastic, anything beyond that would be an absolute bonus.
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be? Jacob Butler
: Definitely David and Stephen Dewaele from Soulwax. Those guys are just unbelievable!
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner? Jacob Butler
: I'm engaged!
Do you have a website fans can visit? Jacob Butler
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Jacob Butler
Family and friends
What message would you like to say to your fans? Jacob Butler
: Thanks so much for all of your patience... I am getting there!
What is the story behind the bands name? Jacob Butler
: No story really... it's just The Jacob Butler Project, it sounds good! 60 Second Quiz
Full Name: Jacob Butler
Nickname(s): Jake, JB, Butler
Star Sign: Aries
Music Talent: Limited
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Film: A Clockwork Orange
Favorite Actor: Clint Eastwood
Pet: None as of yet, but I'm pining for a French Bulldog!
Describe yourself in 3 words: Stubborn, Tenacious, Loyal
Best Feature: My eyes!
Worst Feature: Temper!
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: John Lennon
Hobbies/Interests: St Kilda in the AFL, hanging with friends
First Job: KFC!
Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind: Definitely pubs... the dirtier the better!
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: My sunglasses
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: Coffee!