Following its audio release last week, which is being supported by Clash Magazine, BBC 1Xtra and Earmilk, among others, as well as his sold-out headline show at Omeara only a few days ago, Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is excited to unveil the music video for ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre, as premiered via Complex UK.
Directed by James Beale, who helmed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’ video, and has also worked with adidas, Meadowlark and River Island, among others, the visuals for ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ perfectly capture the genuine friendship between Liam and Maverick, as they brood over walking away from a toxic relationship.
Speaking about how the visuals for ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ came about, Liam Bailey says, “the video was inspired by my friendship with Maverick. We’ve seen a lot of pubs, brandy glasses and shared a few stories over the bar. I think Mav was into the idea of doing the video in an Old Miners Welfare but we settled for Catford Constitutional Club instead”.
‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ is the first taste of Liam Bailey’s forthcoming fourth studio EP, set to be released on November 9, and is the soul star’s first project since his critically acclaimed 2014 album Definitely Now. Produced by Rich Cooper (Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten, Tom Odell), it comes perfectly on the heels of Liam touring with Paloma Faith on her UK nationwide tour this summer.
With a glorious voice that is often compared to the legends Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Liam Bailey comes with an undeniable soul, reggae and blues pedigree, that have seen him garner support from the likes of Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), Zane Lowe (Apple Music/Beats 1), Jools Holland (BBC Two), Guardian Music, NYLON, and Wonderland Magazine, and has birthed collaborations with Chase & Status, Gorillaz, Salaam Remi and Shy FX, to mention a few.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Semi-Finalist Jamie Lee Harrison Releases ‘Powerful’ Single
Fast-rising British singer, songwriter and musician JAMIE LEE HARRISON is back with his brand new single titled ‘Powerful’, which is the first taste of a new selection of music from the 24-year old Newcastle-born musician, more of which will be released in 2019. The new single comes on the back of Jamie Lee Harrison’s recent UK tour earlier in the year, and his main stage performance in front of 20,000 people, at this summer’s Newcastle Pride, alongside Alexandra Burke.
You might remember Jamie Lee Harrison from last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, where he captured the nation with his rendition of R.E.M’s ‘Everybody Hurts’, which has now been viewed over 2 million times on YouTube. He went on to the semifinals of that show, but Jamie’s passion for music was evident long before that, and has always been his lifeblood, the singer, songwriter and musician has over 1500 gigs around the world, under his belt, and reached number eight in the official UK independent singles chart with his debut single ‘When We Meet’.
His new single ‘Powerful’ opens up as a strong slow building piano-led ballad, backed by lush string arrangements, before exploding into an infectious guitar and piano-heavy pop soul offering, over which Jamie Lee Harrison delivers a strong and impassioned rallying call for listeners to unlock their inner strengths, overcome their fears and break through boundaries. The song is brought to life and held together excellently, by Jamie’s powerful vocal showing, purposeful songwriting, and heartfelt performance.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Powerful’, Jamie Lee Harrison says, “I wrote the song about overcoming my own personal fears and breaking through boundaries; battling the lack of self-belief that has held me back. I believe that every single person has a fire inside them, a passion and drive to fulfil. Some of us need help to ignite it. The message is that each individual is powerful in their own way. We can take control of that power, whether it’s gaining the courage to achieve our goals or just being comfortable in our own skin”.
Amerie Confirms That New Music is Definitely on the Way
Amerie has been laying low lately, but she took to her Instagram account to reveal that was soon coming to an end.
Her account revealed that she has two new albums readily available. The names are 4AM MULHOLLAND and AFTER 4AM. Both have been released today. The singer is best known for her “1 Thing” single, which was released as part of her 2005 Touch album.
Check out the album art below, which includes the two album’s tracklisting.