Bath-based artist Jamie Beale returned to the UK after years of touring Europe with a new attitude to songwriting. He embarked on a solo career that led to his debut album full of dreamy-pop sensibility ‘Hello Nimbus’.
The latest offering that Jamie Beale brings to his fans is an acoustic studio session for ‘Champagne People’. The track performed in this way captures the evocative lyricism and alongside the heartfelt performances from both Jamie and pianist Hari Morris, we are brought into a world of pure emotion. There is melancholy, optimism, sadness and hope all wrapped up in each and every word. There’s a connection to the lyrics that is clear to hear with the rawer performance in the video.
Jamie shares on the track, “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. 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. 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.”