Despite all the hullabaloo surrounding the BBC's Sound of 2011, with particular attention paid to Clare Maguire and James Blake, there is a more subtle artist on the shortlist who has gone relatively unnoticed. When I watch Jamie Woon's new video, Night Air, I think
Wow, that film is a wonder - Majiker calls it "grasshopper porn," but we might also say insect erotica. And the music... it's in no hurry, it's sensual. I love when the choral effect comes in during the second verse. Then the song sort of unravels and takes twists, but the choir remains. Jamie's soulful voice is at the heart of this.
Woon, who is 27 and from England, has his own record label. Of his music, he says,
At the heart of what I do is R&B, it's groove-based vocal-led music, and I try to sing about things that are close to my heart and that matter to me.Jamie's album, Mirrorwriting, is due on April 4 in the UK. Another great track, Spiral, can be streamed at Soulbounce and you can download a free song, Blue Truth, here.
Thank you Majiker!