- Reviewed by John Price
- Published on April 20th, 2011 at 6:45p.m.
I like this album. It's a chilled out, smooth sounding (if a little melancholic) well produced record. You can see why Jamie was fourth on the BBC Sound of 2011.
The album is a subtle blend of smooth R&B, pop hooks, and soulful vocals, which creates an impressive set of tracks. Each song flows into the next, drifting from the absolutely chilled out Night Air (a perfect track to drive to on the motorway at 3am) to the slightly more funky Street, then to the clearly Justin Timberlake inspired Lady Luck.
Even though the album is tinged with melancholic vocals, as a whole it sounds strangely upbeat. The combination of a funky bassline with the impressive earworm hooks that get stuck in your brain makes sure of this. That's not to say that you should put these songs on at a party - you'd probably bring it down a notch if you did.
I would definitely recommend this album to listen to as a chillout, come down, relaxing, after work (or night out) session.