Jamie Woon – “Lady Luck” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Jamie Woon Lady Luck Video

Jamie Woon – “Lady Luck” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Jamie Woon Lady Luck Video

“Lady Luck” shows up on soulful BBC-approved London singer/songwriter Jamie Woon’s debut album mirrorwriting. Since the release of the Burial-adorned “Night Air,” folks have been comparing him to James Blake: He’s framed as using “forward-thinking production,” “beautifully crafted songs,” and “[a] luminous voice” to create his “dubstep” (or post-dubstep or…) The difference? That “luminous” voice. Woon is more of a singer than Blake, Blake more a “forward-thinking” (or avant or strange) composer than Woon. Blake reminds me of Arthur Russell, someone sorta singing beautiful melodies to himself. Woon projects confidently, though, with a lot more outward swagger. Take a look at this video for “Lady Luck” and see what you think:

Woon looks/sounds like an assured performer, one who doesn’t have a problem singing in front of folks on a subway, but interestingly, he had this to say about the record/its title:

It’s personal, almost therapeutic. I’m quite a private person and I don’t set out to talk about my business in public but when songs are done you can’t get around it. They are like a code, and all you need is a mirror to read it.

Here’s Hudson Mohawke’s Schmink Wolf Re-fix of “Lady Luck.”

Lady Luck (Hudson Mohawke’s Schmink Wolf Re-fix) by woon

mirrorwriting is out 4/11 via Candent Songs/Polydor. Revisit the “Night Air” video (scroll). He’s hitting SXSW:

03/16 – The Mohawk, 1PM (Windish/Austinist/Laneway/Eat Your Own Ears)
03/17 – ND Studios, 9PM (Friendly Fires)
03/17 – The Phoenix, 3:30PM (Baeble Music Day Party)
03/18 – Pure Volume House, 2:15AM (Hype Machine)
03/19 – Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 9PM (Dummy Mag)

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