Written and recorded throughout the tail end of 2016, and spring of 2017,
‘Happy Accidents’ saw Jamie knuckle down in the prestigious Sunset Sound
Studios in LA with producer Joe Chiccarelli, as well as keyboard player Roger
Manning Jr (Jellyfish and Beck) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Fiona Apple, Tori
Amos) to produce the best work of his career thus far. The title is taken from
the first communications between Lawson and his now wife, when she wandered, by
chance, in to his show at The Bedford (incidentally, the same venue where
Lawson met Ed Sheeran for the first time), “hooray for happy accidents”.
Between tracks such as ‘A Little Mercy’, a warm, gospel feeling track,
co-written with Simon Aldred aka Cherry Ghost, with backing vocals coming from
The Arnold Singers, legendary vocalists who sing with James Taylor, and others
such as ‘Sing To The River’, a spine tingling
ballad about Lawson’s father, who died when the musician was just 19, which allowed him to finally put in to words the grief that overwhelmed him, ‘Happy Accidents’ is a warming, uplifting and incredibly complete record, perfectly tying together Lawson’s journey so far.
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