Photos by Chris La Putt
Q: Do you write your songs on a piano?Jamie Lidell returned to NYC and played his first of two shows last night (no TV this time). It was at Highline Ballroom. Tonight (10/15) is at Music Hall of Williamsburg - still not sold out. More pictures from last night and the setlist below...
A: No, I write it all with my voice ...
Q: With no accompaniment from anything else? You just make up melody lines?
A: Yeah. I sing the bass, then sing it all.
Q: So the demo versions of your songs are basically a cappellas?
A: Essentially, yeah.
Q: Are they worth listening to, or are they just sketches?
A: Well, this album ... I was using a voice recorder, singing into the phone.
Q: Singing into it like a psychiatrist takes notes?
A: Yeah, exactly. "Note to self, this could be a worthy song."
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