Renowned for being the charismatic frontman of 4AD-signed Broken Records, Jamie Sutherland has broken out on his own to produce his debut solo album Bruise, set for release later this year.
As the third single from the record, ‘Be Careful Don’t Break My Heart’ explores the perspective that previous relationships bring to the current. Jamie tells us that it “looks at previous loves, the idea that things used to be simpler in a rose-tinted past, but with one eye squarely on the present and the real love that’s sitting in front of you.”
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Recorded in the Happiness Hotel, Edinburgh, the track blends the rhythmic momentum of acoustic guitars with a lyrical sentiment that defies cliché and saccharine tropes. Subtle touches of electric guitar add affective detail, without being lost underneath the invigorating bed of percussion. Whilst luscious organs elevate the track to match the euphoric feeling at the centre of the song, Sutherland’s earthy vocal keeps the song grounded with sincerity.
Jamie has toured with the likes of The National, Black Keys, Editors, Plan B and Frightened Rabbit. When he’s not playing music himself he runs the Nothing Ever Happens Here night in Edinburgh. Named after a reference to a 1980s American Hardcore documentary in which it’s scrawled on a toilet door, the night is a key part of Edinburgh’s music scene.
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