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"I wrote every song in a month," Lidell said in a press release. "It's been an emotional couple of years, so I tapped into what I wanted to say and started writing. There was a lot to draw on." The soul-kissed vibe of previous Lidell discs is matched by elements of rock, pop and funk.
Tracked in Los Angeles at Beck's Hudson Studios and Ocean Way, plus in facilities in New York and at Feist's ranch in the Niagara Escarpment, the diverse project also counts Bill Withers/Quincy Jones drummer James Gadson, singer Nikka Costa, Beck's keyboardist Brian LeBarton and Chilly Gonzales, who played on Lidell's first two releases, 'Multiply' and 'Jim.'
Touted as "A Jamie Lidell Joint," it is said to reflect "not just his exhilarating, diverse tastes, but also a year of change, love, longing and arrival at a new place." Lidell will hit the road with a band in support of 'Compass,' but promises to strip things down, or as he puts it, "keep it lean."