A local show from London-based songwriter Jamieson, with intimate, visceral and honest songs.
Exploring the peaks and troughs of mental health with uncompromising examinations of loneliness and pain, but always with an undercurrent of strength and hope. Her first EP “Where” was released to critical acclaim back in 2013, after which a bad recording experience and a personal breakdown contributed to a withdrawal from music for four years, during which she trained as a cocktail bartender and thought she’d never make music again. That changed in 2019 however, and then the songs started coming…. Two EPs later; “Hammer” and “Release”, which address depression, coping mechanisms and isolation, as well as the effort to rescue oneself, and Sophie’s debut album ”Choosing” is out now on Bella Union.
More uncompromising a look than ever before at self-destructive behaviour – and a close to a chapter. The release is about trying, failing and trying again – to pull yourself out of a downward spiral, choosing yourself and allowing yourself to live. “The title of this album is so important,” Sophie explains. “Without it this might sound like another record about self-destruction and pain – but at heart it’s about hope, and finding strength. It’s about finding the light at the end of the tunnel and crawling towards it.”
Also on the night see Brighton’s Eva Lunny (also a member of Brighton psych outfit Hutch) – a harpist, composer and ambient music producer, creating a blend of soundscapes and neoclassical pieces for her live show.
INFO: Doors 8pm, £10 + bf / £12 on the door. Age 18+.