The 22-year-old singer-songwriter has become popular thanks to catchy tracks like Lightning Bolt and Seen It All, citing musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash as his influences.

Despite Nottingham born Jake having admitted to working with writers on his debut self-titled album, a revelation which left Oasis singer Noel Gallagher "heartbroken", the musician isn't impressed by artists who all use the same writers, producing music that doesn't sound unique.

"I think it's the songs themselves. They are all written by the same people. They all sound the same," he told Britain's The Metro.

The outspoken musician is also wary of the impact image has on fame nowadays, telling Britain's Metro: "That's what people seem to be buying into now. It's more about fashion. The fashion's at the front and the music is at the back," Jake blasted.

This isn't the first time Jake has hit out at today's pop stars; he recently raged that "anyone can get a number one" now.

Jake is keen to help others pursue their musical dreams, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds.

His charity Robin Hoody Foundation aims to aid aspiring musicians as he understands how difficult it is for people to hire equipment and rehearsal rooms to record.

"If I can help out in that way then that is cool," he explained.