Not the set of future garage torch songs we were expecting, but impressive nonetheless. He's crafted a raft of dreamy, unsettled melancholy, pieces of music which try to shake off anxiety by finding a groove and songs that aim to evoke inscrutable things.
Did most of the writing take place out there. Oh, and Woon claims there are at least four songs about going for a walk. How do you prevent the songs from becoming stale after such a long germinating process. I read that you came up with the name Mirrorwriting because it symbolized the introspective process that helped you write the album.
So it's not what you probably expected. As ever with reviews, an unbiased approach to the record from a neutral perspective was needed. It was pretty inspiring and I wanted to work that way.
What with the BBC sound poll and your history as a Brit School pupil, there is a certain level of pressure and expectation surrounding the release of your album. It's very clear on Mirrorwriting that he, rather than his production, is the star of the show. I need to write about the things that are most serious and most important to me.
The former has been widely disseminated: Some of it did. You are not required to receive such messages as a condition of purchasing any property, goods or services. If it didn't start with the sound of a carbonated drink being poured into a glass, or bump along on little shards of digital ice, "Middle" could be a perfectly middling soul-pop hit.
That record, now rated of one of the best 12"s of the last decade thanks to the Burial mix, came out on Live Recordings, an innovative project in Lewisham run by social enterprise Livity, where a group of young men from local estates ran their own label for a year.
Like us on Facebook. Soulful and bluesy in a way that still acknowledges the existence of the various strains of cutting-edge electronic music emanating from the UK, Mirrorwriting is one of 's most assured and confident debuts. Jamie Woon has had a remarkable few months. It digs into emotions we all feel and sends them spinning, just-recognisable, back to us.
Still, those demands have been hard to shake off. Not for Jamie Woon - it's his A-star skill. Of course everyone has been drawn here by the strongest track of them all, Sharpness, which he keeps tucked away until the final number. The idea of making a body of work, having an idea and not knowing where it is going to go was inspiring.
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It's intimate without being obvious, emotional without being syrupy and honest without being confessional, where the basic touchstones of human emotion get a fresh and soulful airing. Subscriptions to the email list can be cancelled at any time by following the instructions below.
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But slipping and sliding between people's expectations can make for some intriguing music, not least this debut by year-old Londoner Jamie Woon. I was into these new sounds. It's an opinion widely shared at this show, where his easy flourishes around the scales on dub number Night Air or the three-part scat harmonies of Forgiven whip everyone into the kind of impassioned whooping that makes a judge spin their chair to see what all the fuss is about.
To what extent was writing the album a cathartic process for you?. Apr 20, · Jamie Woon performed most of album, and despite the hype about the Brit school training and the dubstep credentials, his appeal lies in the songwriting. Current single Lady Luck, with a rock solid drum beat, sing-along melody and compact, soulful vocals was a highlight.
The fact that Mirrorwriting really does manage to blur so many different musical worlds into something so smoothly unified is Woon's real achievement Full Review 7y. See more Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting () Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - 5/5(2).
* All fields below are required. First Name. Last Name. One Taste was co-founded by singer-songwriter Jamie Woon and there’s little doubt he brings years honing his craft on One Taste’s stages to his debut album, Mirrorwriting. It shares the same. Jamie Woon's cutting-edge debut risks being seen as too commercial for the dubstep in-crowd yet too challenging for the mainstream, writes Kitty Empire.Jamie woon mirrorwriting album review