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See Jamie perform the Message live at Konk Studios here.
The news of Jamie Woon’s return made a lot of patient fans very happy when he revealed his new single Sharpness a few weeks ago. Introduced to the world by Pharrell on his Beats 1 show in July, with playlist additions across Radio 1, 6 Music and 1Xtra and an intimate yet triumphant live return in London last week, Jamie is excited to announce the release of his new album, Making Time, on PMR Records on November 6th.
“Each project takes as long as it takes,” says Jamie. “It's quite common for me to start a song and then sit on it for 2 years before I finish it. I used to feel a lot of guilt about how long things take, but I’ve made peace with that. Part of the reason this record took so long is that I wanted to feel like a new person, releasing a new record.”
In the four years following the release of his debut album Mirrorwriting, Jamie made an appearance on Disclosure’s debut album Settle in 2013 and played a select few festivals around Europe. These brief appearances were a just a quick reprieve during the valuable time Jamie spent writing his new record.
An undeniable focus and informed musical ear are signatures of Jamie’s work both on record and on stage, as well as a fine attention to detail. Elsewhere on Making Time, Willy Mason lends his distinctive vocal to Celebration, Robin Hannibal and Jamie team up on Sharpness, Royce Wood Junior collaborates on Lament and co-production across the album comes from Lexxx. The first song they worked on together is the opening track on Making Time: Message. This soulful rumination explores the idea of ambition. “That’s me explaining what I’ve been up to and working out why I do this,” Jamie explains. “The process of this record was about me finding that confidence in myself.”
Pre-order Making Time from iTunes and receive a free download of Message now, watch Jamie performing it in session HERE.