26 July 1975 (age 44)
London, England, United Kingdom
Jamie Archer is rock singer and guitarist from the United Kingdom. He shot to fame in the UK on The X Factor with his blistering and wildly popular rendition of ‘Sex On Fire’ by Kings Of Leon. It has since earned him worldwide notoriety and is considered to be one of the best auditions of all time. It’s been viewed more than 40,000000 times on YouTube.
After a long tantalising wait, Jamie is finally back with his eponymous self titled debut album. A fiery modern Rock record hell bent on reimagining rock for the future. As well as the welcome return of his distinctive and powerful raspy rock voice, Jamie finally gets the chance to let loose on his electric guitar; which soars and blazes through the album like an out of control firecracker.
But it’s not all blood red rock. Jamie shows off his dynamic range on the tender ‘Smile’. Complete with whispered vocals acoustic guitars and lush swelling strings, it proves Jamie knows how to do understated just as well as in your face.
And then there’s the sexy ‘little black dress' of the album ‘Stimulate’. With it’s infectious funky guitar, this track definitely feels like it would be more at home on a steamy Friday night dance floor than in an arena.
Lyrically, the album explores belief. Or lack of belief and the fallout of that. Whether it’s personal belief or belief in an idea, Jamie explores this narrative though songs of hope, love sex and even the dark world of celebrity.
But make no mistake. These songs are big loud and bombastic. With their soaring choruses and incredible melodies, they’re sure to be instant classics purpose built to be played in a stadium to thousands of screaming fans - arms aloft - singing them back like their lives depended on it.
So sit back, strap in and get ready for the loudest, most fun most exciting rock album in decades.
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