The midnight drop of his first two releases has arrived, and it’s clear that Jake Worthington is pulling out the big guns for his debut album.
If you know anything about Jake, you know he’s traditional top-to-bottom. And this double song drop further proves that point. He’s released one heart break ballad (cue up the Whiskey Riff ‘Sad Country Songs Make Me Happy’ Playlist) in “State You Left Me In” and then doubled down with an upbeat track titled, “Next New Thing,” and dang if they aren’t both on repeat already.
“State You Left Me In” is a turn of phrase break-up letter written by Jake, Roger Springer and Timothy Baker. The song finds the narrator quite literally stuck in the same “state” he was in when his lover broke his heart, while he reflects on her whirlwind travels.
The song is summed up in the refrain:
“Hope you’re doing great, I’m still in the state you left me in.”
If you’re drawn to George Strait hits like, “She Let Herself Go” or “You Look So Good In Love,” this one is reminiscent of those old favorites.
In a complete 360, Jake also pre-released his seventh track from the album, “Next New Thing.” Jake again teamed up with songwriter Roger Springer on this song, which features all the Good Ol’ Boy favorites and some absolute standout music to match.
I’m talking steel guitar, piano, and a nice little fiddle solo…
If this one doesn’t make you imagine yourself line dancin’ or boot scootin,’ then your country music quality meter is broken!
Here’s just a small snippet:
“I ain’t a do-right, walk the line,
Nine-to-five same routine,
Hell, I’m an all-night bonafide
Good time, know what I mean?
I’m just a good ol’ boy
Lookin’ for the next new thing…”
Two songs in, and I already know Jake’s self-titled album is going to be 49 minutes of honky-tonk gold.
Jake Worthington Tracklist:
State You Left Me In (Jake Worthington, Timothy Baker, Roger Springer)
Single At The Same Time (Jake Worthington, Robert Arthur, Kim Penz, Jacob Boyd Weinschenk)
Without You (Jake Worthington, Jody Booth, Roger Springer)
Pop Goes The Whiskey (feat. ERNEST) (Rocky Block, Seth Ennis, Kyle Fishman, Ernest Keith Smith)
Ain’t Got You To Hold (Jake Worthington, Joe Denim, Roger Springer)
She Ain’t You (Jake Worthington, Jake Doucet, Roger Springer)
Next New Thing (Jake Worthington, Steve Leslie, Roger Springer)
Honky Tonk Crowd (Jake Worthington, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Roger Springer)
I Ain’t Goin Anywhere (Jake Worthington, Wyatt McCubbin, Roger Springer)
Night Time Is My Time (Jake Worthington, Monty Holmes, Roger Springer)
Only One Way To Find Out (Jake Worthington, Jessi Alexander, Dave Cohen, David Lee Murphy)
Heaven Can’t Be Found (Jake Worthington, Will Jones, Kim Penz, Roger Springer)
Closing Time (Jake Worthington, Nick Walsh)
Jake Worthington 2023 Tour Dates
4/1/2023 Hidalgo, Texas Payne Arena*
4/7/2023 Spring, Texas Rowdy’s Dance Hall
4/14/2023 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater+
4/15/2023 Yantis, Texas Neon Moon
4/21/2023 Broken Bow, Okla. Hochatown Saloon
4/22/2023 Royse City, Texas Southern Junction
5/5/2023 New Braunfels, Texas Freiheit Country Store
5/6/2023 Fort Worth, Texas Magnolia Motor Lounge
5/12/2023 El Campo, Texas Greek Bros.
5/13/2023 Katy, Texas Mo’s Place
5/19/2023 Round Rock, Texas The Long Branch Saloon
* with Jon Pardi
+ with Randy Rogers Band & Gary Allan