Jamie Isaac - Find The Words
Following a 1st play from Annie Mac on Radio 1 last night, Jamie Isaac today releases ‘Find The Words’, the 2nd single taken from his highly anticipated debut album ‘Couch Baby’. The pulsing balladry of this follow up sees Jamie returning to his ‘Chet Baker Sings’ mode, brooding and reflective lyricism set against an ethereal arrangement of rich, understated textures.
It follows the recent video shot by Grammy nominated director Dexter Navy which spliced two other tracks from the record, ‘All My Days’ and first single ‘Last Drip’, into a stunning short film featuring cameos from collaborators King Krule, Rejjie Snow and more – you can view it here.
Steadily gaining notoriety over the last couple of years through a string of taster releases, remixes and features, with his highly-anticipated debut album ‘Couch Baby’ prodigious 21-year-old Jamie Isaac finally paints his vision in vivid colours, the scope and scale of his quiet ambition writ beautifully large. ‘Couch Baby’ follows his recent ‘Loose Grip’ mixtape release, which comprised remixes of his debut LP from all his SE LDN collective; King Krule, Rejjie Snow, Jesse James Solomon, amongst others.
Despite ring-leading the new South East London scene, Jamie Isaac cuts his own distinct dash. Over the course of two acclaimed EPs, ‘Blue Break’ and ‘I Will Be Cold Soon’, he carefully mapped out his music’s gorgeously sparse and brittle terrain, tying together strands of jazz, soul, trap, classic hip hop and avant-garde electronica to stunning effect.
With influences as disparate as classic jazz, Noughties R&B, 90s hip hop, and futuristic electronics, it’s ultimately sound which could only be born in 2016 by one man, Jamie Isaac. He’s already earned firm fans as widespread as Pitchfork, Gilles Peterson and Gwendoline Christie, and is en route to becoming one of the most talked about UK talents of 2016.
His album release show at Bermondsey Social Club is now sold out and today he announces his biggest headline show to date on October 19th at Corsica Studios. In the meantime catch him at Ace Hotel this Wednesday 8th June with Dummy Mag or at Field Day’s Jägerhaus on Saturday 11th June.
Both vinyl and CD versions of ‘Couch Baby’ will also come with collectors-edition fold-out fanzine featuring exclusive artwork and download of the ‘Loose Grip’ mixtape, the first opportunity to own the mixtape in full.