Following a five-year break from music, Sophie Jamieson continues her return with new single ‘Release’ – the second single from her EP of the same name, due December 1st.
On new single ‘Release’, Jamieson simultaneously searches for peace and toys with her inner chaos: “This song is a search for peace by any means necessary. I wanted to escape how I felt, to blur it and take the edge off it, to indulge in it and then leave it behind.
“It reflects the constant effort to balance feeling too much and feeling nothing, the desperate search for equilibrium that only ever ends in chaos”, adds Jamieson.
First emerging at 22-years-old, Jamieson’s debut EP ‘Where’ resulted in sought-after tour support slots with the likes of Marika Hackman and Pale Seas. A disastrous recording session of her follow-up, however, contributed to a breakdown where self-destructive habits took hold. Now 29, Jamieson continues her comeback resolved in who she is and what she wants to say.
Focusing on a depressive period of intense loneliness, ‘Release’ is produced by Steph Marziano (Hayley Williams, Ex: Re, Denai Moore, Lazy Day). It follows hot on the heels of EP ‘Hammer’, which arrived in February, and ‘Climb’, a song she co-wrote alongside Charlie Cunningham, who she supported on a string of European shows in February. She was then set to support Samantha Crain on her UK tour before that got shelved due to COVID-19.
“Release was written during one of the loneliest periods of my life. Becoming disconnected from those close to me, I searched for connection blindly, drinking past blackout and getting myself into trouble. The next day I would find a way to punish myself. It was a vicious circle”, Jamieson explains.