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Jeffrey James: I’m so freaking excited to have Downtown out in the world

Nashville soul-pop artist Jeffrey James is beginning the roll out of his new EP, East London (February 28th), having just released the first single from it, Downtown. The East London EP was birthed during a month-long songwriting trip to London in early 2019. James worked with producers such as Geoff Swan (Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay) Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes), Dan Weller (SikTh), and Dan McDougal (Liam Gallagher), to create a uniquely cross-Atlantic record. Jeffrey spoke with The Fountain about the single in more detail and what 2020 has in store.

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Lisa Kowlaski: I think the song can relate to just leaving behind the negative people

No More Time is a new track which will be dropped by Lisa Kowalski on 31st January, which was written about 2 years ago but its release was delayed by Lisa’s mental health break earlier in 2019. The song is about one of the experiences that triggered her depression, a very toxic relationship which she took her time to extricate herself from. With the Paisley artist releasing the track at the end of the month, The Fountain caught up with Lisa to discuss the single in more depth.

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Royse: It’s about when you are so lost in love that it overtakes you

Royse is a U.S. singer songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA; known as an indie-pop powerhouse with range, infectious melodies and powerful lyrics urging self-love and acceptance. Her aim is to make herself, and her fans, feel as though they do not need to apologise for who they are and to find peace and love within oneself. The Fountain caught up with Royse to discuss the single in more depth.

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Heather Woods Broderick: It’s felt like this record has reached new people

With recent album Invitation out now via Western Vinyl, Heather Woods Broderick has announced a European tour this year, which includes a gig at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint. Since the release Heather has been touring extensively, both as part of Sharon Van Etten’s band and also playing various headline shows including Rough Trade East in London in 2019 and from the reviews I would advise you all get yourself to the West End Glasgow venue. The Fountain caught up with Heather to discuss her plans for 2020.

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LILURA: I’ve been working on my live set a lot this past year

Jemma Tweedie, otherwise known as LILURA, has released her new track Nylon. Hailing from the Scottish Highlands, the young singer-songwriter has evolved in recent years from a background in acoustic performances into owning stages from the UK to LA with her own brand of electro-pop. LILURA spoke with The Fountain about Nylon in more depth, as well as her plans for 2020.

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Jamie Robson: Live the lie truthfully

My introduction to Jamie Robson was through a series of confusing emails (due to our similar names) between The Fountain, myself and Edinburgh Short Film Festival, which I was reviewing at the time. As luck would have it, he had a spare ticket for the Festival’s Opening Night at the Filmhouse. My introduction to his acting was in one of the films shown that evening, My Loneliness is Killing Me. His introduction to me as a writer was my review of another ESFF evening, where he was on the post-screening discussion-panel.

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Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: It’s a good example of how this group continues to be wide open to trying each other’s ideas

Navarasa : Nine Emotions is the new album from Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, trio’s third record, realeased by Domino on 24th January. With this release, and their Celtic Connections gig on the horizon The Fountain thought it time to catch up with the trio to discuss the album in more depth, along with their plans to evolve.

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Hailey Beavis: Each song presents a different take on a very intense chunk of my life

Norfolk-born Hailey Beavis is a songwriter and visual artist based in Edinburgh. Her debut EP Whatever You Feel I Do Too is scheduled to come out on January 17th, 2020. It will be the second release from OK Pal Records, a label which Beavis formed in cahoots with her best friend, Faith Eliott. Stranger Inside is the first single from the forthcoming record. The Fountain caught up with Hailey about the new EP and performing in the Traverse.

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