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This Is ‘Why’ We Love Jamie Lidell

Well after the left-field electro-funk of first single, "What A Shame," Jamie Lidell changes things up yet again for "why_ya_why," the second single from his self-titled album, scheduled to drop February 19th (18th in the UK). Typical of any track from Lidell, it's almost impossible to pin down genre-wise, but if you imagine OutKast-meets-vintage jazz-meets-'80s funk, with an electro-breakdown towards the end for good measure, well that would give you an idea of where to start. The squelchy bass and trumpet solo give proceedings a slightly retro leaning, but make no mistake, this is 21st century music right here. The video, directed by Lindsey Rome, is an eye-catching affair for sure, but it's the song itself that is the real star of the show.


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