Jamie Lidell on Beck, Feist, laying down vocal tracks and why he can sing like that

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:


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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