Part love-song, part-travelogue, Jamie Perrett's new single is a picture-perfect postcard about finding your way in the world. And now “Angel of Santiago” is accompanied with a semi-autobiographical video, with its narrative partly inspired by a precarious car journey Perrett experienced travelling between Barcelona and Nimes.
“A short song but a much greater love story. Written in tribute to an under-appreciated guardian angel, “Angel of Santiago” chronicles the mistakes and pitfalls to be encountered along the perilous journey of life…. I could not have survived without the (lost) Angel of Santiago””
Read more about the video at Vive Le Rock here. Straying at just over the 2 minute mark, Perrett exercises his family trait for potent, poignant alternative-pop pearlers on this assured new solo release. “You appear like a gift from god, now i’m lost without you” he coos, on a chorus destined to lodge itself in memory for some time.
The “Angel of Santiago” was primarily recorded at 123 Studios in Peckham with additional overdubs made later at his home in London. With Vocals, Guitars, Synth, and Percussion performed by Jamie Perrett, its chiming backing vocals were provided by Jenny Maxwell, Jake Woodward added drums, whilst Jamie’s brother Peter Perrett Jnr handled Bass duties. Mixed by Tony Draper and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden, the single was also self-produced by Perrett.
The new video arrives as Perrett prepares for a Headline show at The Grace in London this Saturday night (2 Oct) that will see him perform an array of new solo songs for the first time. Speaking about what to expect from the show Perrett says:
“I’m very excited about the gig. I have a group of cool cats. Eduardo (the drummer) I met on a dating app for musicians called ‘Homeless’ (ha ha I’m joking) and Eliot (Guitar) I met in a previous life. My brother Peter Jnr is on bass duties. I think a lot of the material people haven’t heard yet. The 1st 2 singles I released are at the poppier side of my spectrum. But then there’s heavier stuff like ‘Lion Share’ ‘Master Of Destruction’ When You Hear Her Name’ and ‘Doe-Eyed Disaster’. I’m looking forward to playing on the stage again. Come down!”