1. Another Day 3:48
2. Wait For Me 3:23
3. Out of My System 3:58
4. All I Wanna Do 5:12
5. Little Bit of Feel Good 4:02
6. Figured Me Out 4:27
7. Hurricane 3:12
8. Green Light 3:48
9. Where D'You Go? 2:23
10. Rope of Sand 3:38
Jamie Lidell's second album, Multiply caught people off-guard in 2005. Few
expected the restless sonic scientist to make an uplifting soul record, but he
did; and audiences and critics were captivated by the fusion of his influences
with deeply felt song writing, meticulous production skills, and most of all,
that amazing voice. According to the reviews, Jamie was at various times, Little
Richard, Jimi, Otis, Sly, Prince, Marvin, Stevie or some mashed-up combo of them
all. Meanwhile, his live show has become an infamously exhilarating experience,
with Jamie performing on the edges of control and chaos, turning music inside
out and touring with kindred spirit, Beck.
Recorded in Berlin, Los Angeles and Paris, Jim takes even further what was
started with Multiply, finding the balance between the spontaneous creativity of
his raw ideas and the careful craft and polish of a great record. The musical
world of Jim is richer and more refined; but it always comes back to the voice.
As Jamie says, "The most important thing was the vocal, to capture the balance
of me delivering the songs with full gusto, and at the same time retaining the
grain and the grit."
Jim will switch you on in the morning, move you on the dance-floor and take you
down in the small hours. It's a bold, promiscuously diverse album, mixing up
gospel grooves, sweetly sung and fiercely passionate soul, delicately moving
ballads, thumping early R & B, synthed-up disco, and even a touch of 'hillbilly
funk'. "I haven't tried to hide the influences," he says "This is the music I
love." But, listen closely and you can hear Jamie moving in new directions,
creating a sound and style that is entirely his own.