5 favorite Australian singer-songwriters shared by Jeremy Loops
When it comes to global successes, Jeremy Loops may still be a relatively new name in mainstream Australia, but his credentials are world class.
The past decade has seen the South African singer-songwriter and looping artist reach over 250 million global streams, 840,000 monthly Spotify listeners, 700,000 social media fans and songwriting credits that include Ed Sheeran (“Better Together”).
Now Loops has released their third studio album, “Heard You Got Love,” which features a special collaboration with one of their childhood favorites, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (“The Lion King”) called “This Town.”
Other musicians who feature on “Heard You Got Love” include Simone Felice (The Lumineers), Jake Gosling (Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran), Tobias Kuhn (Milky Chance), and Carey Willets (Dermot Kennedy).
“My goal was to do something that was undeniably infectious and each song is about something that is close to my heart,” says Jeremy.
“This is the album I’ve always wanted to make and I hope some of the things I’ve written about will mean as much to others as it does to me.”
Founder of Green Pop (where he plants a tree for every concert ticket sold) and The Big Food Drive (which provides fresh, nutritious produce to over 200 school children in vulnerable communities across South Africa), Loops has a strong affinity for Australian music. as evidenced by this list of his favorite singer-songwriters from below.
1: Hollow creeks
We’ve had them on tour for us, and they’re just lovely guys who sing so well – some of my favorite harmonies anywhere, so they’re awesome.
2: John Butler’s Trio
John Butler Trio are legends in my little surf town. For us growing up, they were everything. And in recent years, seeing John’s character on social media has made me like him more. They are awesome.
3: Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls)
We grew up on The Beautiful Girls, and it was a total, mind-blowing experience when we booked Mat McHugh, who unbeknownst to me was the lead singer of The Beautiful Girls, to open us on tour for his solo project.
4: Xavier Rudd
Early in my career, I took Xavier Rudd surfing and planting trees when he was in South Africa, and it was great to build a relationship with him. I love his music, and it would be great to reconnect with him down there.
5: Tach Sultana
Tash is a mega, mega talent, who has such an interesting and expressive approach to songwriting.
I fondly remember how when they first blew up, every other day someone would tell me I had to listen to their music, especially since we’re both loop artists, and that It was refreshing to see someone who has that legitimate x-factor get all the credit they were due.