On the morning of June 28th, Jared Zachary took to Buffalo Fuzz’s official Facebook account to share an unfortunate message. The message was that his best friend & bandmate, Jake Allan Tousignant, had passed away.
Jake Allan Tousignant ❤️ 1993 – 2018 ❤️It is with profound sorrow and infinite sadness that I must inform you of this…
Jake’s untimely passing came just weeks after the group had finished recording ten brand new tracks for the follow up to their 2016 self-titled release, as well as producing a music video for one of the tracks. Although music was the furthest thing from Jared’s mind at the time, he knew that one day he would need to share with the world what would end up being some of Jake’s final musical efforts.
While Jared still needs some time to put the finishing touches on the group’s sophomore release, which should be here in the spring of next year, he felt that the time was right to share the first single off the album and the music video which accompanies it.
“I’m On Fire” is everything we have come to love and expect from this incredibly talented two-piece, containing tons of “Toothy grit, hard lines, and heavy riffs” as Jared & Jake like to say. The corresponding music video is about as straightforward as it gets, containing nothing more than the bare essentials, something Buffalo Fuzz has specialized in over the years.
Those of you who may have known Jake personally, or would like to come support his friends and family, can do so next Friday, August 10th at 7th St Entry for the “Somewhere to Nowhere: A Tribute To Jake Allan Tousignant” with proceeds and a silent auction to benefit the Tousignant family, The Kingsford High School Music Department and the Ronald McDonald House, who provided support and amenities during Jake’s childhood open-heart surgeries.
Music In Minnesota will keep everyone up-to-date on the timeline of Buffalo Fuzz’s sophomore release, and will continue to help keep Jake’s memory & music alive for years to come.