by Thomas Bedward November 07, 2022
Released this week, songwriter Jamie Beale's recent single 'Champagne People' and accompanying one-shot music video is a touching introduction to his first record, due out this month.
Taken from his upcoming debut album 'Hello Nimbus', self produced and engineered by Real World Studios' Katie May (The 1975, Harry Styles) 'Champagne People' is a song about someone forgetting who they are, where they've come from and who their true friends are while pursuing success and fame.
Self produced and engineered by Katie May from Real World Studios, Jamie wrote Hello Nimbus during the fall of the first Covid lockdown, after an extremely isolated period of his life. Inspired by the idea of escapism and running away to your own world, lyrically exploring and contemplating the loss of love, identity and purpose, but also what can emerge from this.
Speaking about the single, Jamie expained, “ I feel that we are living in this weird age where people are willing to do anything for fame. You see it all the time on social media – it’s so easy to put up a veil and hide all the realities and imperfections of life that ultimately make us human. Quite often, in these industries that promote the idea of fame as success, people surround themselves with an entourage of fake people; people that are only really there to further their own careers. On the outside looking in, it seems that no-one in these circles are truly content, but instead are lonely and looking to fill that void with possessions or short lived moments of attention and gratification."
He continued, “I guess I can’t help but feel for these people, so I wrote a song about someone who’s trying to climb the social ladder, and ends up alone, hiding behind a pretty picture of how they want their life to look.”
'Hello Nimbus' is due for release on November 25th.
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