A Sunny Day Song For Dark Winter Nights, Jamie Webster Releases His Latest Single Ahead Of A Seven Date UK Tour — 'Looking Good'
Jamie Webster – Looking Good – OUT NOW.
November brings Webster’s biggest UK Tour to date, including a night at London’s Roundhouse and TWO SOLD OUT Manchester shows.
Third single from Webster’s third album, 10 For The People, follows anthemic, modern fables, Fickle Fran and Voice Of The Voiceless.
From new album, 10 For The People, set to be released on Friday the 2nd of February 2024 through Modern Sky UK.
Jamie In The Park – Live at Sefton Park, Liverpool - On Sale Now through Jamie Webster's website.
Main stage-playing, big tent-packing, Jamie Webster, heads indoors this month for the first time since a momentous summer festival season, playing his biggest UK Tour to date with a huge opening party at a SOLD-OUT Glasgow O2 Academy next week, but takes a minute before hitting the long road to release his latest single, Looking Good – OUT NOW.
The single arrives as an unapologetic celebration of glorious, defiant individuality and adds yet another crowd-pleasing, brass and strings-laden evocation of Webster’s innate, intuitive sense of protective, got-your-back songwriting for the downtrodden, out of luck and left outs. Looking Good’s optimistic, sunshine spirit shines bright across all three-and-a-half-minutes of air-punching, toe-tapping, drivetime melody, while throwing a protective veil around those facing the slings and arrows of malign prejudice. Putting arms around anyone forced into defence of their nature, life choices, personality or appearance, the song also serves as a self-directed pep talk in the face of cowardly on- and off-line criticism.
Jamie Webster says of the upbeat, yet poignant album highlight: ''Looking Good' is a song about self-love, self-worth and self-happiness. It documents how you shouldn't worry about what the latest trends or styles are. Just do what makes you happy with a smile on your face and you'll be looking better than ever. It also nods towards online abuse I've received and subsequently dealt with in therapy. But now I understand more that these people project their own unhappiness on others and they'll never have me feeling blue again.'
Getting further, song-by-song from his beginnings as an electrician, only dreaming of bringing his songs to wider audiences, the third single from his upcoming album, 10 For The People, follows Webster’s September release, Fickle Fran, featuring friend and legendary, baton-passing political songwriting colossus, Billy Bragg. Early summer’s agenda-setting, statement track, Voice Of The Voiceless set the increasingly ambitious tone for Jamie Webster’s not-too-distant future, arriving arm-in-arm with the announcement that he would play a 40,000-capacity outdoor show in Liverpool’s Sefton Park in July 2024.
''Looking Good' is a song about self-love, self-worth and self-happiness. It documents how you shouldn't worry about what the latest trends or styles are. Just do what makes you happy with a smile on your face and you'll be looking better than ever.' - Jamie Webster.
A run of seven winter UK Tour dates announced earlier this year was announced to include two near-immediate sell outs at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, taking the proudly Liverpudlian artist just 45 minutes down the road from his home in the Liverpool City Region. Heading into what might have once been seen as rival territory, Webster will play his songs of hope and resistance to 7,000 friendly faces.
Where Are Tickets Available?
Adding in a return to the capital, as well as that sold-out Glasgow date and a venue upgrade in Sheffield to his North West near-homecomings, all of Jamie Webster’s confirmed live dates for the coming month and next summer are as follows:
Thursday the 9th of November 2023 – Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT.
Friday the 11th of November 2023 – Glasgow, O2 Academy.
Monday the 13th of November 2023 – Bristol, O2 Academy.
Tuesday the 14th of November 2023 – Sheffield, O2 Academy - UPGRADED.
Thursday the 16th of November 2023 – London, Roundhouse.
Friday the 17th of November 2023 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT.
Saturday the 18th of November 2023 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT.
Friday the 12th of July 2024 - Liverpool, Sefton Park.
Remaining tickets for all shows are on general sale now, with all booking information online through Jamie Webster's website.
A people-powered, mainstream music industry party-crashing phenomenon, Webster has found acres of common ground with a fan base of music fans calling out for an artist truly representative of their own backgrounds, values and beliefs. As a result of that connection, 10 For The People’s course is set to follow his previous, two albums, We Get By (2020) and Moments (2022) into the upper reaches of the UK Official Album Chart, with those albums hitting numbers six and three respectively. Webster famously became the first ever No.1 artist on the UK’s Official Folk Album’s chart when it was founded in October 2020.
Webster’s eventful 2023 has seen him take in a run of career highs. June saw him return to Glastonbury, always regular haunt of his as ticket buyer before finding his feet as a performer, making his biggest stage appearance to date and filling the Avalon Stage tent to bursting. Weeks later he hit the main stages of both Glasgow’s TRNSMT’s and Reading and Leeds Festivals before crowning his summer with two nights in front of a combined more than 20,000 people at two headline dates at Liverpool’s Pier Head.
10 For The People, produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue) in studios including the legendary residential complex at Rockfield Studios and Webster’s own set-up on the banks of the Mersey, is to be released on a range of formats, including gold and black vinyl variants as well, CD, cassette and digital formats.