Jake Incao: Journeying On But Not Afraid to Look Back

Wearing his heart on his sleeve has been working for Jake Incao.

I spoke with Jake about 6 months ago when he was just starting to focus on music in a big way after heart surgery and a brief stint in rehab. He exuded pure excitement and gratitude to be working on his new album, The Apocalypse, and to be playing again after the life-changing events of the previous year.

Jake is a very open person, which some might view as a mistake for a developing artist, but like I said—it’s working for him. He’s been gigging nonstop with his band The Common Thieves, and recently landed an opener spot for Huey Lewis and the News at the Westbury Music Fair. (That’s this coming Wednesday, 7/20, and tickets are still available if you want to go.)

The Long Island singer/songwriter will release a single later this month called “Till the Heavens Cry” that’s both personal and innately relatable. The song’s themes of regret, introspection, and loneliness might seem at odds with its up, poppy feel—but that’s Jake all over. Jake speaks and sings about topics that would make many of us freeze up and change the subject—but he approaches them head-on and imbues them with a sense of hope and healing. The feel-good, Train-esque acoustic production doesn’t hurt either.

“Till the Heavens Cry” will be digitally released on August 2nd. To keep up with Jake Incao, visit http://www.27productions.com/jake-incao.html and his facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jakeincao.

rorie kelly

Rorie Kelly is a singer/songwriter from various parts of Long Island. She recently released her debut CD called "Wish Upon a Bottlecap." Rorie and her band play regularly in NYC and on the island. Please visit roriekelly.com for more information and pretty songs.