British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has been unveiled as the first ever signing to multi-platinum, international superstar Ed Sheeran's own label Gingerbread Man Records. His debut major label release, the self-titled album features his international smash "Wasn't Expecting That." Enigmatic and soulful, Jamie first drew Ed's attention with an early version of his international juggernaut hit "Wasn't Expecting That," which drew the ginger-haired superstar to tears.
His debut release on Gingerbread Man Records was produced by Ed's longtime collaborator Will Hicks (Lily Allen, Plan B, Bastille) and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons ‘Babel', Ed Sheeran '+' & 'X'). The album reflects a writer and singer who is confidently, comfortably and completely himself.
Ed says of the signing: "I first became aware of Jamie Lawson a few years ago, after hearing his track "Wasn't Expecting That." I very rarely get emotional over a track, but that song stopped me dead. He manages to put across such raw emotion within his work, and I knew immediately that I wanted to work with this guy in some way. Having decided to start my own label 'Gingerbread Man Records' with my label Atlantic Records, the first artist I had to sign was Jamie."
Jamie originally hails from Plymouth, and his journey can only be explained as an epic one. It took time for him to find his voice, even longer for him to hone his songs in the sparse, poetic language he has made very much his own. Though he has maintained a core, loyal following who have supported him throughout, his musical journey is now blossoming into something far bigger.
Title: Jamie Lawson
Release Date: 16 Oct 2015
Artist: Jamie Lawson
Catalogue No: 2564602191
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Singer-Songwriter
Primary Audio: 2564602191
Subtitles: Warner Music