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BATD ON Oct 07, 2009 AT 4:48 pm

Jamie Cullum The Pursuit

Jamie Cullum The Pursuit

The soulful and jazzy Jamie Cullum is about to release his fifth album—his first solo project in four years. Titled “The Pursuit,” the album captures both his classical heritage as well as modern influences. As for musical inspiration, he seems to run the gamut all the way from Cole Porter to Rihanna, all the while reinforcing the messages he’s discovered in his thirty years of life and ten years as a productive musician. As he says, “In life, we pursue everything. Life is one long pursuit.”

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum

This album follows Jamie’s one-year break from recording and touring; for him, though, this time included playing in other people’s bands, a stint as a DJ, and travelling. Some break! The new album was created over a period of time in a number of locations, from Terrified Studios to Jamie’s humble London kitchen.

As the singer explained, the time off gave him the chance to draw on new experiences and more favourite songs for this body of work. This shines through on tracks like “We Run Things” and “You and Me Are Gone.” A lyric from the single “Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down” perhaps best represents the theme of the album: “the pursuit of love consumes us all.”

Look for Decca’s release of “The Pursuit” on 9th November. Also check out the Limited Edition Box Set and Special Edition CD exclusively on Jamie’s site, www.jamiecullum.com.

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