Jamie T – Forget Me Not (The Love I Knew Before I Grew)

by Simon

Here’s a little something from another of my favourite things. Jamie T is probably my favourite newer artist. His music is one of my most played playlists on the old Ipod and I can safely say I love his work as much as anybody I’ve loved for years.

Forget Me Not was a b-side on the Chaka Demus EP last year. It’s one of those moments where Jamie sounds like music I grew up with rather than somebody new. This track could have come from 1981. There’s echoes of the Ants and Bow Wow Wow, especially in the very Annabella Lwin styled female lead voice. It’s as far from the ‘male Lily Allen’ as you can probably get.