Adam Beattie / Pays Tribute to Long-Lost London Venues on 'Lovers Old And Lovers New'
Adam Beattie has released new single ‘Lovers Old And Lovers New’ - a particularly prescient retrospective on music venues no longer with us.
Having made his name playing around London, Beattie’s tribute to venues no longer with us arrives at a time when many others are on the brink of extinction.
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It’s the third release from the Aberdeenshire balladeer’s forthcoming album ‘Somewhere Round the Bend’ which arrives next Friday (Dec 04).
Of the track, he says: “I wrote this about the legendary and now closed down Jamboree venue in Limehouse in London where I played regularly for almost 10 years and this song is one for the community of regulars who made sure they partied hard while the ship was sinking.
“It feels even more pertinent right now when many other venues are threatened. The video also includes footage from summer street festivals that were not able to happen this year.”
The accompanying video shows Beattie nostalgically flicking through a photo-book of memories made at the aforementioned venues. Watch it here.
Beattie is a songwriter in the truest sense, and his innate talent has seen him receive invites to play alongside the likes of Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes.
Aside from his solo work, Beattie is part of Pica Pica - alongside folk musician of the year, Josienne Clarke, Grammy nominated producer, Sonny Johns and singer/songwriter, Samantha Whates - and Scottish supergroup Band of Burns; incidentally their album ‘The Thread’ was recently named as one of MOJO’s top folk albums of the year.
Beattie’s forthcoming album is an emotive, personal reflection on all he has loved and lost on his songwriting voyage.