Jamie Beale – Champagne People [Video]
British artist Jamie Beale released today the sparkling and simply irresistible “Champagne People.” The beautifully upbeat track with just the right amount of wistfulness marks the third single from his upcoming debut album Hello Nimbus, out due November 25th. Asked about “Champagne People,” Jamie says:
I feel that we are living in this weird age where people are willing to do anything for fame. You see it all the time on social media – it’s so easy to put up a veil and hide all the realities and imperfections of life that ultimately make us human. Quite often, in these industries that promote the idea of fame as success, people surround themselves with an entourage of fake people; people that are only really there to further their own careers.
There is such a uniqueness to that statement! Sadly, it is as true in Bristol, England, where Jamie lives, as it is here in New York City. You come across those fake people on all kinds of social media platforms, yet also in person at your favorite bars and venues. I am tempted to dismiss it with “been there, done that,” but I am afraid this phenomenon is here to stay and might only get worse. The more we need seemingly wholesome artists like Jamie Beale, who further says about his inspiration to create “Champagne People:”
On the outside looking in, it seems that no-one in these circles are truly content, but instead are lonely and looking to fill that void with possessions or short lived moments of attention and gratification. I guess I can’t help but feel for these people, so I wrote a song about someone who’s trying to climb the social ladder, and ends up alone, hiding behind a pretty picture of how they want their life to look.
Music bloggers sometimes get a sneak peek into an artist’s upcoming album, and it was with especially great joy to listen to Jamie Beale’s Hello Nimbus and I can’t wait for the album to drop for everyone to enjoy it. It holds many little gems. For now, we have “Champagne People,” and an accompanying music video with smart and effective storytelling that is simple and so spot on!
Listen to “Champagne People,” our Song Pick of the Day: