Jaime Lidell Preps New Album, "Jim"
Jamie Lidell is one amazing musician. Watching him open for Beck a couple years back, I was simply blown away. He was onstage doing his thing, all by himself, making beats, distorting and looping his soulful voice. Talk about a great show. His new album Jim drops on April 29, so here's a preview of one of the songs, “Figured Me Out.” In the meantime do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of Multiply, you won't regret it.
- Figured Me Out (LA Garage Mix)-mp3
Keyboards and Prince-like guitars hang suspended over a limber bass line and fluid, improvisatory-feeling drumming, with synths whooshing in occasionally from all sides. “Ple-heaze,” Lidell shouts several times at an anguished pitch still a bit below falsetto, “If I’m easy to read/ Won’t you tell me what I need.” Then he settles into a smooth chorus about being hypnotized and how love with you makes him a “loser winning,” which leads right into a cymbal-crash climax.
- Another Day
- Wait For Me
- Out Of My System
- All I Want To Do
- Little Bit Of Feel Good
- Figured Me Out
- Green Light
- Where D'You Go?
- Rope Of Sand
Here's a video for “Little Bit of Feel Good,” another track off of Jim.