After the incredible success of his third album, Carry on the Grudge, 2015 sees Jamie T return with the release of a brand new EP entitled Magnolia Melancholia. Fresh off the back of a series of critically acclaimed lives shows, including two sold-out Alexandra Palace performances, this release shows he’s got no plans of slowing down.
Lead by the moody and captivating “Don’t You Find”, the video for which has had over 1 million views, the EP showcases Jamie’s emotive song writing with previously unheard tracks "Magnolia Melancholia", "Marilyn Monroe" and "Riverbed".
There’s also covers of “Mama Don’t Smoke” by 90’s cult-heroes Bran Van 3000 and a poignant, stripped-back version of The Replacements classic anthem to misspent youth, “Bastards of Young”.
Carry on the Grudge was a huge step forward for Jamie, being applauded from all sides with the likes of The Guardian calling it “a modern original”, and NME praising it as “an inspired modern breakdown album”.
Jamie was one of the most nominated at this year’s NME awards, and one of the big winners on the night walking away with 3 accolades including, Best track, Best Video and Musical Moment Of The Year for his return to the fore.
With a European tour, a headline performance at BBC 6 Music’s Festival this past February, and scheduled performances at prolific festivals throughout the summer, this is set to be a landmark year.
Magnolia Melancholia Tracklisting:
01. Don’t You Find
02. Marilyn Monroe
03. Mama Don’t Smoke
04. Magnolia Melancholia
06. Bastards of Young