Jamie Lee Harrison Delivers Powerful Pop Ballad, ‘Say It Out Loud’

Following last summer’s ‘Scars At Night’ collaboration with Swiss producer Nicolas Haelg, which amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone, and on the back of opening for Ronan Keating in concert, British singing sensation JAMIE LEE HARRISON is back with a brand new single titled ‘Say It Out Loud’.

Produced by Lewis Gardiner, who has previously worked with Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas and Chvrches, among others, and written by Jamie along with Gardiner and Nick Bradley, ‘Say It Out Loud’ is a glorious pop ballad for the ages, which captures Jamie at his very best, with his amazing voice, vibrant lyricism and relatable songwriting taking centre stage.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Say It Out Loud’ and how the track came together, Jamie Lee Harrison says, “The song was written in lockdown. All of my writing sessions were cancelled when the world came to a halt, so the songwriting world turned to Zoom and it kinda worked! It’s weird trying to write a song over the internet, but it has become the new norm and allowed me to collaborate with some incredible producers. The song speaks to that bond you have with someone special, when you know what you’re both feeling, but you don’t want to ruin it by saying anything. The production on this track is also a little different for me, which I like”.

Newcastle-born Jamie Lee Harrison is one of the most promising music prospects coming out of the North East, and has grown to become a real staple of the region’s music ecosystem. Having spent years developing his melodic sound and purposeful songwriting, he has steadily grown a tribe of people passionate for the genuine music from the heart that he offers. He captured the nation’s hearts on BGT in 2017, before releasing his first series of singles and collaboration to rave reviews, selling out his nationwide tour, and headlining the prestigious Newcastle Cathedral,
garnering support from CelebMix, Affinity Magazine and The Chronicle, along the way.

Having spent the first half of the year collaborating on new music, with writers and producers that have worked alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Ne-Yo and Celine Dion, Jamie Lee Harrison is poised for a breakout summer of 2021, led by his brand new single ‘Say It Out Loud’, which will be followed by a string of further singles and live shows over the summer, leading up to his debut EP, which arrives via Humble Angel Records next year.

For now, have a listen to ‘Say It Out Loud below…

Song of the Day: Moving – John Dole

Hailing from Newcastle, alternative hip hop and electronic artist JOHN DOLE‘s single, ‘Moving’, is a reflection of his own personal
battles.

The latest release opens to paranoia-drenched synth strings, lending a tense and uneasy feel that sets the
scene for the bars to come. Dole’s vocals enter alongside hard-hitting percussion which
immediately ups the intensity levels further with an itching, fervent energy.

With regional and national support from the likes of Nick Roberts (BBC Introducing North East),
Huw Stephens (Radio 1), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music), ‘Moving’
follows in the footsteps of earlier releases, ‘Rolling’ and ‘Collective Thoughts’.

This one’s a true banger…have a go at ‘Moving’, out now via Snide Records

Song of the Day: The Light – Kyoti

Released just before the Xmas period, pop/electro trio KYOTI‘s latest single ‘The Light’ is a song for those cold, winter months. They wanted to create something dark to reflect the season but that was ultimately full of hope and joy.

Singer Ed took influence from his own struggles with depression during the festive season to write the lyric. He said this about the track:

“The Light is a really personal song. Once we started writing I realised how complex and at times fraught the season can be. I’ve always been fascinated by the symbolism of light in the darkness and wanted that to be the main driving image behind the song. Last year I was in a very bad place in November and December which culminated in me calling The Samaritans, but thanks to a lot of self-care and therapy over the year my mental health has dramatically improved and for the first time in a long time I feel hopeful. It seemed to me that the line “I’m beginning to see the light” perfectly summed up that feeling.”

KYOTI have recently embarked on ‘Project Twelve’, where they will be self-releasing one track every month for a year. ‘The Light’ is track #3, with nine more to come in 2020. Their previous single ‘Restart the World’ was released through Seahorse Music (Bryde) and Kitsune Musique in early 2019, gaining airplay on BBC Wales and BBC Newcastle.

Have a listen to ‘The Light’ below…the proceeds of the single does to The Samaritans.

Song of the Day: Spencer Street – Ren

REN brings something soothing for the weekend with latest single ‘Spencer Street’, the follow up to the well received ‘Blue Hounds’.

Unlike ‘Blue Hounds’, a protest song in the classic mould, ‘Spencer Street’ is, as Ren explains “a nostalgic song reflecting on a relationship and life I had in Newcastle a few years ago. I wrote it whilst I was on the road a year or so after the break up. But ‘Spencer Street’ with her still felt like home to me.”

REN – real name Conor Owen – first came onto the music circuit with debut EP, ‘A Calling From The Shore’ which, to date, has received over 700K streams on Spotify. He recently supported Sam Fender, Westerman and Elvis Perkins as well as appearing as an extra in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Have a listen to ‘Spencer Street’ below:

Upcoming Release: The Coast – Ren

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After the success of his debut single, My Heart Belongs To Ireland singer-songwriter REN, releases his second single The Coast on October 7 .

Delightfully boasting a soul-warming folksy sensation, the three-and-a-half production documents the Newcastle tinker’s trip around Europe.

Speaking of his big adventure, he said: ” To get the funds together, I converted my van into a camper van and lived in it in London whilst working a 9-5. I used to turn up to work every morning in running shorts and pretend that I had run into work just so I could use the office showers!

I started my trip by getting the ferry to Norway from England with my van and from there I drove through Scandinavia, central Europe and a bit of Eastern Europe. I ended up living in the North of Holland for a little while before I moved to France for 5 months.”

If you’re in the Newcastle area on the 1st Oct, drop by Alphabetti Theatre for his single launch…but for now, sample have a listen.