Thursday, 10 April 2014

Jamie Scott the songwriter on Blue, quoted in Music Week

Talking about the music his parents listened to, Music Week say:

'One album that still stands out to him from that time is Joni Mitchell’s Blue, the first he can remember his mum playing. “That’s kind of my Holy Grail as a songwriter,” he says. “I just really love writing music and it’s all about lyric and melody to me and truth and
honesty and that is why [One Direction hit] Story Of My Life has done so well because it’s an honest song. It’s not trying to be anything other than it’s a really honest song about life and everything can connect to it and that is really why I hold Blue up as the Holy Grail of albums because you couldn’t get anything more honest.

“That album got me into Carole King, got me into Tapestry. It really opened the door to a load of music for me. When I think of music I think of  Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor. I think of these singer songwriters who sit down and write really honest music.”'

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