- 03 Jun 20
The electronic artist leads a double life as a doctor.
Electronic artist Jamie Adam has released his first single of 2020, the quirky electronic track 'Sir David Attenborough'.
If you're wondering why Jamie went with the iconic broadcaster and natural historian as the title name, the musician explained that Attenborough "represents all the good qualities that humans can possess when it comes to nature and living in synergy with the planet."
“He has a sense of compassion and empathy with the natural world that we’ve lost in the pursuit of capitalism," Jamie adds.
"I’m not bashing capitalism, I think it can work – but not in its current form. We are destroying our biodiversity and I think our current situation (with the pandemic) is a warning sign of what’s to come down the line.”
The up-and-coming artist was one of the showcase acts at Ireland Music Week last October, with his debut album Melodic Electronic garnering widespread praise last year.
When Jamie isn't making electronica tracks, he lives a double life as a doctor within Ireland's healthcare system, fighting COVID-19 on the wards.
On working in the healthcare service and making music during the current pandemic, Jamie said:
"It’s quite strange. It feels like I’m caught in the middle. On the one hand live music has been shut down and most or all of the summer’s festivals have been postponed."
"I was at Knockanstockan and Arcadian Fields last year so it’ll be strange not having those experiences," he added.
"I’m also thinking of some of the artists I played with last year who had opportunities like SXSW taken away from them because of the pandemic which is obviously very hard to take, especially when you are an emerging artist."
"On the other hand I’ve seen the virus first hand and what it’s capable of. I’ve seen patients very comfortable and ready for discharge on the Friday and when I come back in on Monday they’ve been made palliative - that’s how quickly this virus can hit people."
Jamie recorded his new single back in January before lockdown - which was the singer's first time in the studio in three years. We imagine his other profession kept him busy in the mean-time.
Check out the track 'Sir David Attenborough' below: