Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

by Jamie LawsonJamie Lawson

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Overview

Two years after the release of his self-titled major-label debut, English singer/songwriter Jamie Lawson returned with the more upbeat and lively Happy Accidents. On his second effort for Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man label, Lawson spreads his adult contemporary wings, adding much needed vigor and emotion to his heartfelt and earnest guitar-based sound. Happy Accidents benefits from producer Joe Chiccarelli's swelling atmospherics, as well as the vibrant backing of keyboardist/vocalist Roger Manning, Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple). Horns -- provided by Sean Billings, David Moyer, and David Ralicke -- play a crucial part in the album's cheerful vibe, elevating the joyous single "Can't See Straight" -- co-written with Sheeran and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid -- and highlights like "Don't Say You Don't If You Do," "Time on My Hands," and "Letter Never Sent." On the more intimate moments of the album, Lawson delivers typically touching ditties that should please fans of his earlier work. "The Last Spark" and "Miracle of Love" are custom-made for wedding first dances, while, on another end of the emotional spectrum, "Sing to the River" devastates as Lawson's ode to his late father. This mix of moods gives Happy Accidents a nice balance, making it one of the songwriter's more memorable works. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2017
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0190295750060
catalogNumber: 563749
Rank: 174691

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamie Lawson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Melodica
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Richard Dodd   Cello
David Ralicke   Trombone
Kim Richey   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
Lamont VanHook   Background Vocals
Valerie Pinkston   Background Vocals
Roger Manning   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
David Levita   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leah Katz   Viola
David Moyer   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Burrows   Background Vocals
Sean Billings   Trumpet
Henrik Irgens   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Gus Seyfert   Bass Guitar
Twinnie Lee Moore   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Braide   Composer
Matt Chamberlain   drum programming
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer
Kim Richey   Composer
Patrick Warren   String Arrangements
Dave Bassett   Composer
Andy Burrows   Composer
Gary Go   Composer
Simon Aldred   Composer
Johnny McDaid   Composer
Nathaniel Walcott   Horn Arrangements
Jack Birchwood   Horn Arrangements
Jamie Lawson   Composer
Henrik Irgens   Composer
Ed Sheeran   Composer
Hollie Chastain   Artwork
Alex Hope   Composer

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