Written, produced, and recorded in one room during lockdown, Jamie Knox performed all the instruments and then sent for mixing to music producer George Donoghue. Poised with indie, singer-songwriter and alternative sensibilities, ‘this is not your house’ welcomes you in with open arms.
Speaking about the stunning new offering ‘this is not your house’, Jamie adds, “This song is simply about situations that you should feel safe and secure in but you just feel anxious. That constant battle that I think a lot of people relate to, where you just want to stop worrying but have no way of stopping and just want other people to understand how you feel so you don’t have to pretend you’re OK all the time. It’s something I think about a lot. I think everyone wants to be able to tell others when they’re not ok but feel they can’t because it’s not considered ‘normal’.”
Drawing influence from artists such as Elliott Smith, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, Fink, and Beck, Jamie could easily have his name in lights like his heroes. The isolation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired a new album of material; themed around the aspiration for hope and managing the dark places your mind can go to when you’re alone. The album was written and recorded in London during the UK’s second lockdown.
“This was my attempt to search for new meaning in a moment when it seemed like nothing would ever change for the better. It’s essentially self-therapy through music. I felt I needed to express the conversations I was having in my own head.”