I’ve featured Sophie Jamieson here a few times already and with good reason too. Towards the end of last year and early this I talked about a beguiling singer/songwriter with a great future ahead of her. Today, the release of her first ‘proper’ single confirms just that, “Waterloo” / “Gold” is available to download (free) via Bandcamp now.
“Waterloo” sees Sophie’s delicately played acoustic accompanied by shimmering guitar and pared-down drums which add beautifully haunting textures to her genuine, pure vocals and down-right beautiful lyrics. “Gold” is more lonesome, stark and introspective, circling guitars, carefully placed percussion and those vocals – Sophie doesn’t need much more to produce atmosphere and goosebumps to the listener.
An EP Where follows this release via Folk Room Records on June 24th and is launched with a show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb on June 26th – details.