Jamie Lidell last played Asheville in 2006. It was during his solo act phase — he was known for live-looping and performing his R&B-style vocals overtop. His upcoming show at (Tuesday, Sept. 21) The Orange Peel promises to be a very different affair, with a six-member band in support of new album Compass, which was produced by Beck. (Go here to see a video on the making of Compass.)
Lidell recently spoke to Xpress about the experience of working with Beck, recording at the house of singer/songwriter Feist, his process for writing an album and laying down vocal tracks, and how a white kid from the U.K. ended up with a voice like a MoTown recording artist.
Song clips on the podcast include “Enough’s Enough” and “Your Sweet Boom” from Compass. Listen here: