Electronic guru turned soul man Jamie Lidell has confirmed details of his new album ‘Compass’.
Who says machines don’t have soul? After year producing acclaimed electronic music, pushing the boundaries of production Jamie Lidell stunned his fans by producing an album of expert retro-soul.
More Stax Records than Warp, Jamie Lidell’s album ‘Jim’ was a stunning success on its release in 2008. Opening up the singer’s music to a new audience, the material still retained electronic elements.
Live, Jamie Lidell’s merging of beat boxing, singing and electronica makes him an utterly unique artist. Equal parts soul inspired showman and barrier pushing artist Lidell is one of Britain’s most individual performers.
Taking time off to work on new material, Jamie Lidell has now confirmed details of his new album. Titled ‘Compass’ the release ends a two year silence and will feature an all star cast of collaborations.
A restless recording, sessions began at Beck’s Hudson Studios in Los Angeles. The American musician invited Jamie Lidell to take part in his Record Club – where Beck covers a classic album with some friends.
Working with Wilco, Feist, Beck and more Jamie Lidell was so impressed by the introductory jams that the group soon switched to the legendary Ocean Way Studios.
Travelling across the United States, Jamie Lidell gathered friends along the way. The singer wrote the album in short bursts, moving from location to location. “I wrote every song in a month,” Jamie Lidell said.
“It’s been an emotional couple of years, so I tapped into what I wanted to say and started writing. There was a lot to draw on.”
Jamie Lidell is set to release his new album ‘Compass’ on May 17th.