Bathroom Sessions – Losing, Lost, Found

Written on October 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm | No Comments |

Live acoustic music from my toilet!
YouTube is king and certainly in terms of music, it is the place that the vast majority of people go to consume. Just have a look at the 2010 Music Website Heat Map. So, I thought it was about time that I started getting more of my music on YouTube. What better way than with the Bathroom Sessions – live acoustic music from my toilet!

It’s not secret that the best acoustics in most people’s homes is the bathroom, so I thought I’d make a series of videos performing my back catalogue and a few cheeky covers from the comfort of my bathroom. The first in this series is ‘Losing, Lost, Found’ which is take from my debut album ‘Hanging Up My Cape’


Acoustic Jim – FREE Music

Written on August 1, 2011 at 11:06 am | 1 Comment |

So it’s now official! The release of my debut album is the 12th August. It will go on pre release on the 5th August and if you are lucky enough to see me live between 5th and 12th you will be able to get a physical copy!

The album will be launched at the same time as a fully animated music video for Time – watch this space for a teaser!

In the meantime, by way of celebration, I’m giving away my back catalogue for free. Feel free to TELL THE WORLD!!!!


Acoustic Jim – Forever

Written on June 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm | No Comments |

Officially the 2nd track from the new album to be finished and mixed.

 

It’s a stripped back acoustic track with acoustic guitar and double bass inspired by listening to Amos Lee.

 

The Theme: Love

 

I got married in 2010 and ahead of the ceremony I was browsing for readings. Everything I found was quite generic and impersonal so I decided to write something myself. The result was The Gift’ which I later decided to turn it into a song called ‘Forever’.

 

The songs tracks the first time I knew I was in love which was back in 2001 when I was living in Frankfurt Germany.  It was a strange feeling but one that literally occupied my thoughts from the moment I awoke to the moment I fell asleep. It then talks about how falling in love essentially made me a less selfish person because when you love someone else you start to love yourself a little less. I also touch on the feeling of giving away a part of myself, whether that be my heart or my soul, and that in order to do so you have to completely trust that that person is the right person. My favourite line from the song is,

 

‘Life can never be that hard with my best friend by my side.’

 

I opted for some female vocals on the chorus as it seemed fitting for a song about eternal love. A special thank you to Edie Lobo for providing them.