Jake Wesley Rogers releases dreamy ‘Weddings And Funerals’

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Jake Wesley Rogers is starting to become a household name, if you don’t know him already you should. Jake grew up in Kansas City, MO knowing he wanted to pursue music. He is made for the music. He is a true superstar who makes authentic music with queer storytelling and angelic vocals that will leave you speechless. In fact so many people were left speechless by Jake including Elton John who had Jake as a guest on his Apple Music radio show Rocket Hour‘s 300th episode. Jake is truly finding himself in his music with every release. This new release of ‘Wedding And Funerals” is brilliant and his talent really shines through on this one.

About this stirring ballad, he commented, “When I sat down with Justin Tranter and Eren Cannata to write ‘Weddings & Funerals, my grandpa had just died, and all of my friends were getting engaged. Everything felt like it was monumentally wonderful or terrible. I wrote this song as a reminder to appreciate the magical mundane parts in my life—as I sing, ‘like the sun in the sky / like your body on mine’.

It’s a heartfelt song that really showcases the meaning of it to Jake. Even the music video to it is special.

Regarding the visual, he muses, “I based the music video for ‘Weddings & Funerals’ in the 1960s, when my grandparents got married. What would it have looked like If I saw the love of my life in a park and then daydreamed he was JFK, and we got married and then assassinated? The answer is this music video, and I hope it serves as a reminder of the importance to tell someone that you love them before it’s too late.

Jake is truly making a name for himself in the music industry, and there’s no stopping him anytime soon. Not only did he just come out with this outstanding new song but he is also gearing up to release his debut EP Pluto out October 1st. And it doesn’t stop there as he is set to hit the road and open up for Ben Platt on his Reverie tour in 2022. There are a lot of exciting things in store for Jake and we can’t wait to see him shine!

 

Check out the music video to “Weddings And Funerals” below!

 

See Jake Wesley Rogers on tour!

2021 Tour Dates:
9/3 Tennessee City, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
10/15 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
10/27 Nashville, TN The Basement East
11/3 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
11/4 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)

2022 Tour Dates – Ben Platt Reverie Tour
2/23     Orlando, FL Amway Center
2/25    Miami, FL                               Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2/26     Tampa, FL                             Amalie Arena
2/28     Atlanta, GA                            Fox Theatre
3/2       Fairfax, VA                             EagleBank Arena
3/3       Boston, MA                            Agganis Arena
3/4       Atlantic City, NJ                 Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
3/6       New York, NY                        Madison Square Garden
3/8       Pittsburgh, PA                        Petersen Events Center
3/9       Columbus, OH                        Schottenstein Center
3/11     Toronto, ON                          Coca-Cola Coliseum
3/13     Detroit, MI                             Masonic Temple Theatre
3/14     Grand Rapids, MI                   Van Andel Arena
3/16     St. Louis, MO                         The Fabulous Fox Theatre
3/18     Minneapolis, MN                 Target Center
3/19     Chicago, IL                             Wintrust Arena
3/22     Nashville, TN                         Bridgestone Arena
3/24     Houston, TX                           Smart Financial Centre
3/25     Dallas, TX                               Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
3/28     Salt Lake City, UT                  Maverik Center
3/30     Seattle, WA                            WaMu Theater
3/31     Portland, OR                          Theater of the Clouds
4/2       Las Vegas, NV                        The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
4/3       San Diego, CA                        The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
4/5       San Francisco, CA                  Frost Amphitheater
4/6       Santa Barbara, CA                  Santa Barbara Bowl
4/8       Los Angeles, CA                      Hollywood Bowl

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