Just as 2017 came to an end, London roots rocker, Michael Jablonka, found his way onto our playlist and shows no sign of moving. Having released his addictive new garage anthem, ‘I Found You’, we can’t shy away from the beautiful blues infused vibe.
Born and bred in London, 27-year-old Jablonka has been gigging since the tender age of 14 and swiftly became an in-demand guitarist for the likes of Charlie Brown, Stooshe and more recently, Michael Kiwanuka. All this and more has seen Jablonka fine tune his own powerful, 21st-century take on soulful indie rock.
With the beauty of a guitar riff that takes up residence in your skull and delivers a spark to your soul, Michael Jablonka’s second single cuts straight to the chase and doesn’t even consider letting up till it’s done.
‘I Found You’ was one of the first songs he wrote as a solo artist. Though it took a while to manifest; “I had writer’s block”, he admitted. “There was a chorus with nothing much else. I imagined the verses to be a constant build up and wanted the chorus to be that break-free moment”. Lyrically, it details the feeling when you finally obtain what you’ve been avidly seeking.
On the subject of discovery, the emergence of Michael Jablonka on the scene as one of UK’s most thrilling new singers and guitarists, is sure to be further cemented this year.