The journey of Jacob Allen took him from demo versions at the BRIT to tours around the world as Puma Blue: a shape-shifting multi-instrumentalist delving into the depths of romance, heartbreak, and pain. It made him a lo-fi indie darling with millions of streams, but who is Puma Blue in his mid-20s? No longer an insomniac, much more in control of his emotions, and deeply in love from London to Atlanta. Ahead of his debut album In Praise of Shadows, this episode brings Jacob Allen in high-definition like never before: moving through the blue, growing past perception, and leaving the character behind to be who he truly is.
Michael Penn II (aka CRASHprez) is a rapper and a Vinyl Me, Please staff writer. He's known for his Twitter fingers.