After years of crisscrossing North America, Europe, and the U.K., playing in bands such as Sam Weber and Luca Fogale, Jacob Weil found himself with a collection of his own songs that he was ready to share. The indie-folk debut record, Lived In, was produced by Sam Weber. The album’s production is fast, innovative, and intelligent, and the songs are filled with strength, grit, tenderness, courage, and nostalgia. And, like a string of images, Weil leads us through observations and experiences that have led him to where he is now.
Co-written with Luca Fogale, the focus track “9999” is about multiple realities – more specifically, it represents the nine-thousand-nine-hundred-ninety-nine ways out of ten thousand that your life could have gone, had you made one specific decision, as opposed to another. It’s a reflection on a life, a relationship, whatever, where you made a decision, and things ended up one way instead of another.
Jacob explains the track “9999”:
“‘9999’ is from my new album, Lived In. The album started off as a collection of songs from different periods of my life when I experienced significant growth and change. I didn’t begin with a set throughline between them, but it became apparent later on as I was looking back at them that they all shared a commonality: a reflection on what it feels like to be part way through one’s life and have a mind, body, spirit and even home that feel ‘lived in’”
In this situation, the song is about a relationship that felt so right, where everything was so perfect, and yet it didn’t work out. It’s about imagining a multitude of realities in which, if you lived the same life 10,000 times, you just happened to be living in the one where things didn’t work out. Check out more from Jacob Weil HERE.