- 04 Aug 17
Plymouth native Jamie Lawson has released details of his upcoming album Happy Accidents, which is due for release September 29.
In addition to announcing the new record he has released the spellbinding single 'Can't See Straight', which was written with Ed Sheeran and Johnny McDaid.
Happy Accidents was recorded in LA's Sunset Sound Studios.
"All The Doors records were made here," Lawson says of the legendary studios, "as well as those of James Taylor, early Prince, Elliott Smith, Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow and Counting Crows. All of them million selling records, some multi-million selling. I have to admit, for the first two weeks I was a little intimidated by the place."
"Why was I, a Plymouth born St. Budeaux boy...recording at one of the most legendary studios on the planet? I still don’t know, but I’ll be forever grateful.”
The album's title is taken from the first words Lawson's wife said to him when she wandered into his show at London's The Bedford (incidentally, the same venue where Lawson met Ed Sheeran for the first time), “hooray for happy accidents”.
Lawson is also back with a sequel to his "Tea With Ed" video from 2015, in which he has a chat with Ed Sheeran.
The pair begin by catching up on what has happened since then, namely the release of Lawson's self-titled debut album which reached #1 and won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2016. Ironically titled 'Wasn't Expecting That', Lawson points out with a modest grin how his single beat out Sheeran's for the award.
"Yah bastard," Sheeran laughs.
Lawson was the first signee on Sheeran's own label via Warner Music, Gingerbread Man Records.
“I’m so excited to be releasing ‘Happy Accidents’ by Jamie Lawson on my label Gingerbread Man Records," says Sheeran of the new record. "I truly think it’s the best music he’s ever written. Jamie has had an incredible couple of years, and I feel very lucky to be a part of his journey so far.”
Lawson has, to date, had 110 million Spotify streams, over 28 million YouTube views, and has sold over a million copies of his juggernaut 'Wasn’t Expecting That’.