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October 6, 2017 (Nashville, TN Press Release) – Nashville alt-country artist Jacob Thomas Jr. returns with "Whiskey Roller Coaster," the first single released from his upcoming second album, Electric Sex. "Whiskey Roller Coaster" is a rock-infused, alt-country journey that finds Thomas reflecting on his favorite vice. He describes this first single as, “That moment when you wake up hungover and tell yourself that you won't drink again. Then five o'clock rolls around and a little voice inside your head says 'what's one beer and a shot going to hurt?' Somehow five o'clock turns into 3am, the bars are closing, and you're too drunk to drive so you just sleep in your car behind the bar and you repeat that cycle for like… 10 years. Well, that's 'Whiskey Roller Coaster.’”
Jacob’s debut album, Original Sin (2014), was a solo-acoustic dive into his past that explored the path that brought him to Nashville in 2008. On that brutally honest debut, we learned about his dramatic shift from Louisiana pastor to Nashville musician. After being fired by his own Parrish for spending too much time performing in bars, Thomas made the incredibly difficult decision to leave his wife and pursue music full-time in Nashville. If the bare-boned songs on Original Sin shone a light on Thomas' ability to pack a punch with little more than an acoustic guitar and a gorgeously ragged voice, then Electric Sex — full of heartfelt, anthemic anthems about getting laid, getting lost and getting left behind — shows the full range of his abilities. Electric Sex explores his life after the church, with Thomas telling us, “At 25 years old I said ‘fuck it all,’ and this album is me trying to reclaim my sexual identity after years of growing up in the church.”
10 years into his professional music career Thomas has played out with some of Nashville’s best country/rock artists including Rayland Baxter, Uncle Kracker, Sonia Leigh, Randy Montana, Logan Mize, Elise Davis, Goodbye June, and Danielle Bradbery to name a few. However, on Electric Sex he's a frontman, leading a studio band whose members include pedal steel wiz Drew Belk (Billy Currington, Midland), producer and keyboardist Jason Morant, bass player Jason Harris and drummer Jake Finch. Together, they make a sound that nods to rock & roll's biggest moments — from Fleetwood Mac to ELO to Silverchair's Diorama — while still pushing into new territory.