It might be the rich experience with these other artists, it might be personal influences, or it might be an old soul, but in combination, they have led to a new collection of songs from Jason Yates that truly represent his artistic voice, a voice that is reflective, vulnerable and earnest.
The years working with Ben Harper as a part of the seminal Innocent Criminals line-up taught him the finer points of songwriting, plus, it gave him a confidence in his own music. “There were times with Ben that I would give him pieces of songs, and wait for him to hopefully add his parts to finish them,” Yates says. “But then one day I realized that was a bit of a cop-out. Even he told me that I should finish my own songs. “
“My Way Out” MP3: