Dylan-esque teen realist Jake Bugg is acting all nonchalant about his nomination as a ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at this year’s very-imminent BRITs. In fact, he’s so casual about it, he says he’ll only go to tonight’s prize-giving if he has nothing on. Nothing to do, that is.
But, I mustn’t paraphrase. This is what he really said (to The Sun): “If I’ve got nowt to do I might swing by. I’ve got one day off from the tour. I don’t know yet – I might go. I might just skip the do and head to the after-party. I’ll wake up on Wednesday morning and just see how I feel. I haven’t thought about it yet – it’ll be one of those where I’ll send out texts to a few mates”.
In spite of his being a favourite to win the ‘Breakthrough’ statuette, Bugg says his chances of winning are “very slim”, adding: “I thought it was cool that I’d been nominated – but I had other stuff to get on with. It’s great but I don’t really need an award to inspire me to keep writing music and playing my songs”.