Jamie Isaac: Momentum
Jamie Isaac is a 21-year-old artist from south east London; leaving school alongside longtime collaborator and housemate Archy Marshall (aka King Krule), he gained notoriety through a string of low-key EP releases, performances, remixes & features. Since 2014’s ‘Blue Break EP’ he has been locked away harnessing the sound that has taken this classically trained vocalist and pianist into the hazy no-mans-land between jazz, R&B, soul, hip hop and electronica. ‘Couch Baby’ is the stunning summation of the young talent’s journey so far.
As a self-sufficient producer and composer he describes his own music as “brooding, cinematic and minimalist.” This soundscape, which sways from ambient melody to head bopping grooves has already won him many fans in high places like Zane Lowe, Pitchfork and Huw Stephens. The debut record, with its ear worm crooning, and emotive depth and palette, sounds as natural next to the trippy jazz of Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat as it does the spacious atmospherics of The xx.