Jamie Freeman - Dreams About Falling (2019)

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Jamie Freeman - Dreams About Falling (2019)

Jamie Freeman - Dreams About Falling (2019)
Country, Americana | 00:44:27 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 284 MB
Label: Union Music Store

'Dreams About Falling' is perhaps Jamie Freeman's most startlingly honest and remarkably vulnerable abum yet. Produced in Nashville by Grammy-nominated Neilson Hubbard, Freeman skillfully tackles subjects such as parental expectations, childhood potential, and facing up to the possibility of falling short of those aspirations. These themes may be further understood when the context of Freeman's talented family is brought into the picture. With a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning brother, Martin, and Frazier Chorus indie-dance musician (signed to 4AD, Virgin) brother, Tim, one can imagine that the family outlook has always been to 'aim high'.

Jamie Freeman has found his own path, however, and become a respected figure within the Americana music. A testament to the reputation Freeman has already built is the impressive roster of collabo-rators and producers that have lent themselves to his projects; not only is the album produced by the acclaimed Neilson Hubbard, who has been attached to some of the finest Americana records of the past decade (most recently Mary Gauthier's Rifles and Rosary Beads), Jamie has also worked with the likes of Angaleena Presley, Mark Chadwick, Larkin Poe, Wild Ponies, Ben Glover, and Michael Logen.

Freeman's list of co-writers and contributors on 'Dreams About Falling' reads like a who's who of Nashville's finest. One particular highlight is 'Down Range', a heartbreaking tale of a Gulf War veteran returning to his wife that the Pistol Annies singer and solo artist Angaleena Presley duetted with Freeman on especially for this album. Presley actually co-wrote one of the final tracks on the record 'I Miss Those Bars', which Freeman explains is, "about the fear of having to fend for oneself, even if that freedom is what we desire. If we attain that freedom how will we cope? She has written and talked about hardships close to home to do with the opioid epidemic leading to addiction and prison. I had my own second-hand experience with alcohol."

'Down Range' is swiftly followed by the equally poignant track 'The Fire', a song co-written by Ben Glover whose latest release 'Shorebound' won UK Album of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2019. The track itself was written after the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in 2017 and uses powerful imagery to invoke moving scenes of spirits, smoke, and betrayal. On its creation, Freeman has said, "I didn't want to write a political song, and I didn't feel I had the authority to write *specifically* about Grenfell, but I wanted to honour the event and the people, so we wrote about the physical being of the fire itself; an unfeeling force that simply does what it does."

Jamie's commitment to music doesn't end with his own releases. Freeman produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' and 'Dead Stars' by The Self Help Group along with many other projects including the Noble Jacks debut 'What The Hammer' as well as taking on the role of drummer for Sam Outlaw and MD for Angaleena Presley's UK touring band. He's also a member of the Ameri-cana Music Association UK - working as their designer and volunteer, something that takes up a lot of his time and energy, but that Freeman is extremely dedicated to. "I like to take a 'high tide floats all boats' attitude to helping fellow musicians", he explains.

"The last line in the closing song (Match Among The Ashes) says, 'You'd believe that you can fly, be-cause she told you, so you try.' This is a direct reference to my own upbringing and the faith and belief that my mother instilled in me. The title is perhaps a reference to that, coupled with the fear of not living up to it"

01. Jamie Freeman - All in the Name
02. Jamie Freeman; Angaleena Presley - Down Range
03. Jamie Freeman - The Fire
04. Jamie Freeman; Brandy Zdan - Standing on a Star
05. Jamie Freeman - Rum and Smoke
06. Jamie Freeman - The Deer
07. Jamie Freeman; Amy Speace - The Man I Want to Be
08. Jamie Freeman - Darker Wave
09. Jamie Freeman - I Miss Those Bars
10. Jamie Freeman - Match Among the Ashes

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