Jamie Beale (Novatines) has released his debut single, ‘Borderline’.
The single, self-produced and engineered by Katie May from Real World Studios, sees Jamie perfectly blend indie-rock, dream-pop and acid-funk with melancholic lyrics and an unwavering sense of romanticism.
Borderline was written during the winter lockdown in the middle of an increasingly isolated period of his life. His relationship was coming to an end, he was alone in lockdown and his music and touring career within Novatines was looking uncertain, along with his idea of a future within music at all.
Speaking about the time, Beale states: “I was spending the majority of my time living in a hazy dreamworld, searching for something positive to hold onto, I felt that no matter what, I still had me and my own personal freedom of mind, and there was something comforting about that. Somewhere between my partially self-induced cabin fever madness and a sense of unshakable positivity in an unusual time, I wrote Borderline. I guess it’s a song for people with nowhere to go, and how not knowing where you belong isn’t always a bad thing.”
Check out ‘Borderline’ below.