Listen: Local 518 AHA Session With Jacob Shipley
Jacob Shipley is an anxiety-ridden vegetarian environmentalist who broke his femur at age five. He hasn’t been the same since.
He started writing music in his tween years while struggling to explain all of his complex tween emotions. Early lyrics went something like this: “We are part of this timeline, it’s all wrong now.” Over the years they have gotten slightly more optimistic, and a bit more nuanced. Learning about metaphors was a BIG revelation.
His musical collaborators are Emily Gregonis of the Bandshes, Sydney Parra, and Matthew Gregory. His fantastical collaborators are Damien Rice, Phoebe Bridgers, the Decemberists, Lucius, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, and Tallest Man on Earth.