Conceptually ‘You Promised Me The Sea’ is a combination of Americana-infused folk and classic storytelling with the odd unashamed nod to country music. However, where the songs differ is in Jamie’s ability to inject the most ridiculously infectious melodies into each and every verse and chorus, his truly unique voice highlighting the sonic peaks and troughs of each offering with sublime harmonies and aching fragility. Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers/Idlewild/Sound of Guns) mixed the EP and it’s his fearless approach, along with Jamie’s desire to never be lost in the sea of fence-sitting artists, which has led to this brave collection of songs peppered with haunting strings, pulsating Hammond parts and dark piano chords. Make no mistake, these are pop songs and proud to be so and once you’ve heard them, they won’t leave you alone. “I love the entire atmosphere of this EP - the great depth, the intensity and poetic story-telling”. Mary Anne Hobbs Xfm Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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