Jake Mcelfresh: Honestly I couldn’t really tell you. My first guitar was my brothers old guitar and I have no idea what it was. Nothing special.
Jake: I think it varies. Hopefully something along the line of “wow this guy doesn’t really hold back.” I try not to have a filter on my lyrics at all.
suicide, or a suicide note. What did you go through? With the bullying and teasing going on in school, people are going to look at you as a form of inspiration.
Jake: I had a rough childhood. My parents split took a big toll on me. Ive always been constantly teased for my looks. Odd shaped head, fucked up teeth, overweight. I used to cry in intermidiate school which made it worse. Eventually I stopped crying and started being angry. I got in a lot of conflicts with students and teachers. I drank, smoked cigarettes and smoked weed very young. Tried to kill myself a few times in the heat of the moment. I never planned it because id get scared. One time my mom caught me by my ankles trying to dive head first out of my bedroom window when I was around 14. Eventually (thankfully) I found straight edge my freshman year of high school. It didn’t stop the depression but it gave me a clear mindset to see my life in a different perspective. I have a lot of mental issues and sometimes I have trouble coping with the smallest of problems. Island was written when I was fed up. I just wanted to die. The video took off. Straight Edge Worldwide magazine blogged it on tumblr first before anyone and it had thousands of reblogs eventually leading it to the front page of reddit. All of a sudden my inbox is packed with hundreds of messages telling me how they feel exactly how I feel. I never preach. I believe people should believe what they want, but I personally believe it was a sign from God. A little kick in my ass. Like “your life is not that bad. People have it way worse than you.”. Life is a beautiful thing and I’m so glad I’m alive.
from Orange County, and was in downtown Fullerton the night that happened.
Was a few blocks down the road at a pub. I heard about it the next morning and
saw the video.
Jake: I’m disgusted with the fact that government employees and officials do not get the same treatment as any other human. There are good cops but there are also pieces of shit, arrogant SOB’s that just feel the need to have a gun on their hip and a badge on their chest to add inches to their dick.
Jake: Its a song about being in love with a girl that’s just sooo good but knowing you’re just so bad and not even worthy of her but yet wanting her anyways.
Jake: I cant really say what expectations I had. I didn’t think my record would sell. Jake Round and the rest of the PN family have been really good to me. Best choice for sure!
Jake: Today has been the latest drake record, Gangstarr, the new You Blew It! Record (check them out!), the new Throwdown and Frank Sinatra as usual.
expect to be a year from now?
Jake: I’m gonna write some more songs, play some more shows and eventually die