VIDEO: Jodie Marie – ‘On The Road’

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Jodie Marie, the new signing to Decca to relaunch their legendary ‘Verve’ label, has announced a rather big tour including a whole bunch of dates with Will Young. The Welsh 20 year old, who is currently on tour with Nerina Pallot and will next embark on a tour of Europe with Jonathan Jeremiah, also releases her second single (the first on Verve) on the 14th November.  ‘On The Road’ starts with a sauntering, sun-kissed verse that gives little indication of the point at 55 seconds in, when Jodie’s voice rips into the chorus – a gutsy, minor-key soul number – and in that instant something quite extraordinary happens as a new vocal talent lays down her marker with devastating effect.

Raised in Narberth, Wales – isolated and disinterested in the pop charts – Jodie Marie was brought up on a diet of blues and Bonnie Raitt, leading her to a soulful and genuine sound. Discovered by Transgressive Management (the team behind Johnny Flynn, Foals and The Noisettes) when Toby L’s father was on a trip back to his hometown in Wales. Speaking about his son’s involvement in the music industry over breakfast, he was instructed by the landlady to check out the local plumber’s daughter’s music. Whilst the quality and substance of Jodie’s songs bring to mind greats such as Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley, her style is truly original and the emotional depth of her writing belies her age.

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