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The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone.
His third album ‘To The Islands’ was written during a tumultuous return to his childhood home in Australia after nearly 10 years away and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty.
Musically ‘To The Islands’ mirrors this exploration, working with a new ensemble from London’s thriving genre bending jazz scene, it draws on a wide range of sounds and textures, from afro-beat grooves, to solo piano, string quintet lyricism to narcotic late night saxophone jams, all united by Jamie’s instantly recognisable voice and inimitable song-writing style. ‘To This Islands’ promises to be his most ambitious musical statement to date and is due for release later in 2018.
The first single 'Holding Hands' was released on Jamie's own Hectic Eclectic Records in October 2017 and has been vocally supported by Jacob Collier, Tom Robinson and Jamie Cullum among others.
"Gorgeous, beautiful, this stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways" - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
"Every now and again you come across a piece of music that will completely take your breath away. It might not be instant, but it will. The Magic Lantern’s ‘Holding Hands’ is one of those pieces of music. 8/10"
- Fortitude Magazine
"Creating something truly mesmerizing and incredibly unique. Jamie’s ability to combine jazz and folk into something ethereal and is undeniably spellbinding. Fans of Grizzly Bear and Chet Baker will feel at home here."
- The Vinyl District
‘To The Islands’ by The Magic Lantern - due late 2018.
All songs written and arranged by Jamie Doe
Produced by Fred Thomas
Recorded and mixed by Alex Killpartrick
Mastered by Mandy Parnell
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