NEWS: Sophie Jamieson shares new track ‘Runner’ ahead of album and live dates
Released via her new home at Bella Union, singer- songwriter Sophie Jamieson, has just shared the highlight of her forthcoming LP ‘Runner.’ The track gives us an honest glimpse of her upcoming album, ‘Choosing,‘ out on 2nd December. Speaking of her latest track, Sophie said,
“This song is a note to self, not to leave the body just when things are getting hard. It’s catching yourself, looking yourself straight in the eye and in that honest moment there comes real life, real release, real joy. I wanted this song to feel like the heart opening up and all the colours coming out.” Watch here:
Having previously shared the tracks ‘Sink‘ and ‘Downpour‘ from the album we can see that, ‘Choosing‘ is a strikingly personal document of a journey from the painful depths of self-destruction to a safer place imbued with the faint light of hope. It’s an album that sings openly of longing and searching, of trying, failing, and trying again – and always and throughout, the strength of love in so many varying forms.
Following on from the two EPs, which she released in 2020, Choosing finds its own shape by a subtle reforming of Jamieson’s sound into something both organic and simple. Sophie describes the songs on those two EPs as “black holes” and while Choosing covers similar ground it never takes its eye away from what lies beyond; never fully releases its grip even when everything is telling her to let go.
“The title of this album is so important,” Sophie explains. “Without it, this might sound like another record about self-destruction and pain, but at heart, it’s about hope, and finding strength. It’s about finding the light at the end of the tunnel, and crawling towards it.”
Choosing asks the listener to look deep within their own selves, to show them that they can take whatever pain they’re experiencing, and choose, to some extent, how they let it affect them; whether they let it burn them down or whether they choose to look it straight in the face.
Jamieson has also announced a number of new live dates including a performance at Mutations Festival in Brighton and an album release day show at Rough Trade West in London. Live dates below
Preorder ‘Choosing Album- Released via Bella Union on 2nd December.
Sophie Jamieson Live Dates
28th Nottingham – The Metronome
3rd London – EartH (Bella Union 25th Anniversary show)
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