All about his new album 'This Is What I Do'
What makeâ€™s Jamie Lidell so special is that although his sweet soul voice nods to the likes of Prince, James Brown and a host of other greats his sound is never mired in the past, on the contrary â€“ you sense this is the sound of the future.Â Lidellâ€™s new new self-titled CD is just out. Sure, it has a sweet, retro vibe, reminiscent of Talking Heads 80s â€śafroâ€ť period, but thereâ€™s also that edgy contemporary feel that keeps you looking forward, not back. Â Weâ€™re talking about songs that feel not just composed, but designed to move the body, relax the mind, inviting you to let go, follow a rhythm that keeps you going all the way to the final track. Â Produced and recorded alone, alone he will tour, an explosive live act surrounded by old synthesizers and futuristic devices.Â His passion for soul has reached a creative peak with this album, following a path trod since ‘Compass’, an exercise dedicated to the best of R&B, with a particular focus on legendary Stax Records.
Jamie Lidell will be released in February hot on the heals of the single (and video) ‘What A Shame’. Donâ€™t miss Lidell live â€“ his tour begins March 8 in London (Heaven), 13 Amsterdam (Paradiso), 15 Paris (Gaite Lyrique), then its off the US.Â