‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ Jamie Lidell’s Indie Christmas
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
FFO: Dog Orchestra, Her
Label: We Are: The Guard
Is this what I think it is? Yes, a (nearly unrecognisable) rendition of a christmas classic that’ll have you exhausting the replay button and breaking out your best dance moves. Jamie Lidell bends this holiday tune to his indie will, with the experience of over a decade of tracks and albums, having contributed his music to the show Grey’s Anatomy and video game Red Dead Redemption.
Lidell’s sound is an experimental cornucopia of musical style, and his new-age soul vocals have become a statement-piece of Lidell’s work, despite the meshing of genres that has defined Lidell’s career thus far. ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ is brilliantly different; expect a swinging, thumping rhythm, hypnotic, funky synths and, of course, the somewhat mesmerising voice of Jamie Lidell himself.