He feels that he gets better with age at writing songs. He finds more freedom, and it's a more fun and satisfying process.
In prior years, it felt more like a Gordian knot. He found it important simply to finish the song. Nowadays, a song can easily wait for years until the right bunch of songs are collected to join it – as is the case with My Convictions.
Jacob is acclaimed for his earlier work with the bands I Got You on Tape and Murder. Why does he now also release albums under his own name?
"It's been a natural development. It feels good, not because I was unhappy with anything, but simply because it had to be easier for me to understand what I was doing. This is me. Also, a song doesn't wind up at four different places with different bands and titles on iTunes," he jokes.
Quiet sound is good sound
He's always writing songs. And he's always busy with new projects, he states. Always finishing up something specific like an album, while at the same time writing a large pool of songs for future projects.