Sophie Jamieson Announces Debut Album ‘Choosing’, Shares Video for New Song ‘Sink’

    Sophie Jamieson has announced her debut album, Choosing, which will arrive on December 2 via Bella Union, her new label home. To mark the announcement, the London-based singer-songwriter has shared a video for the lead single ‘Sink’. Check it out below and scroll down for the album cover, tracklist, and Jamieson’s upcoming tour dates.

    “This song began as a love letter to alcohol, written from the cusp of falling into addiction,” Jamieson said of ‘Sink’ in a press release. “I had begun to trust this tool but I could feel it turning on me, like a bad friend. I knew I was close to losing control over it, and realised that I had to choose whether to fall in or not. This song exists at the brink of choice: whether to abandon yourself, or whether to make the colossal effort to rescue yourself. The video, like the song, approaches the edge – the tantalising mystery and comfort of it, the openness of possibility and also the quiet knowledge of the dead end. The shoreline is that edge: beautiful, eerie, infinite, and empty.”

    Produced by longtime collaborator Steph Marziano, Choosing follows Jamieson’s 2020 EPs Hammer and Release. “The title of this album is so important,” she explained. “Without it, this might sound like another record about self-destruction and pain, but at heart, it’s about hope, and finding strength. It’s about finding the light at the end of the tunnel, and crawling towards it.”

    Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Sophie Jamieson.

    Choosing Cover Artwork:

    Choosing Tracklist:

    1. Addition
    2. Crystal
    3. Downpour
    4. Sink
    5. Fill
    6. Empties
    7. Runner
    8. Violence
    9. Boundary
    10. Who Will I Be
    11. Long Play

    Sophie Jamieson 2022 Tour Dates: 

    Aug 17 – Eat Your Own Ears Recommends – Shacklewell Arms, London
    Aug 20 – Green Man Festival
    Aug 24 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
    Aug 25 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork ^
    Aug 26 – Roisin Dubh, Galway ^
    Aug 27 – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick ^
    Aug 28 – Workmans Club, Dublin ^
    Aug 29 – Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor ^
    Aug 31 – Brewery Arts, Kendal ^
    Sep 1 – The District, Liverpool ^
    Sep 2 – End Of The Road Festival
    Sep 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham ^
    Sep 7 – The Horn, St Albans ^
    Sep 8 – St Pancras Old Church, London @
    Sep 9 – The Goods Shed, Stroud ^
    Sep 10 – Brighton & Hove Folk Festival, Brighton
    Sep 11 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ^
    Sep 13 – The Exchange, Bristol ^
    Sep 14 – The Joiners, Southampton ^

    *with Ezra Furman
    ^ with Willy Mason
    @ with Jana Horn

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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