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Track of the Day #897: Jamie Isaac – Pigeon

When Londoner Jamie Isaac released his mixtape Loose Grip, which comprised of remixes of songs from his debut LP Couch Baby, he showed that he was in good company.  King Krule, Rejjie Snow and Jesse James Solomon all stepped up to rework the singer and producer’s tracks.  It’s unsurprising that so many would come out in support of Isaac. He’s a 21-year-old with oodles of talent, mixing jazz, early 2000’s R&B, ’90s hip-hop and electronica into a woozy, hypnotic mixture.

Pigeon’ is one of Couch Baby’s standout tracks, characterised by a melancholic, whirring synth. Comparisons to James Blake are obvious – perhaps a little too obvious.  Like Blake, Isaac layers his songs with tiny details that build up to a mesmerising whole perfect for the twilight hours, but there’s also a touch of extra experimentation, jazz-infused piano and Isaac’s smooth vocals to lift the song into the stratosphere.

Couch Baby is out now.

Find out more about Jamie Isaac on his official website.

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