WE REVIEW THE NEW ALBUM BY JAMIE WEBSTER – MOMENTS
Jamie Webster is a singer/songwriter out of Liverpool. Being a fairly new face in the scene, he has made a big splash with his first few releases and albums. This one being no different.
With really chill, emotional vocals, and stylish guitar parts, this album is a great listen from start to finish. Intimate instrumentation makes it possible to hear the song being performed either at a huge festival or being busked on a street in town.
Starting out with a direct comment on the state of the prison system in the UK, the album hits some great points with lines like: “Would it be such a circus if you tried to educate them?”. Although pretty on the nose, it does a great job of raising questions that are pivotal to people’s lives. And this is one of the things Jamie does with brilliance.
Another thing I mentioned that Webster does great on this album, is the catchy, repeatable songwriting. Keeping it fairly simple in terms of chord progressions and vocal melodies, it allows almost anyone to sing along. Matching this with meaningful lyrics in songs like “Days Unknown” and “What’s Wrong?” is a fantastic combination that cannot be overlooked.
One of the best and biggest songs from this album is “Going Out” which was released ahead of the album. Fusing the catchy lyrics with an even more appealing guitar riff that underlines the vocals is a key element that makes this song get caught in your brain for days on end. The lyrics following a story that a lot of people can relate to, of not wanting to sit around and waste your life, and to make the most out of the time you have.
On the whole, this album is a great addition to Jamie’s discography, setting him firmly as someone who will be continuously rising for the foreseeable future. This is the type of artist you want to see on a big festival stage with a tonne of people chanting the words along with you and this album reflects that greatly.