Shortly before Hooray! for Happiness was released Jamie began work on follow up The Nothing
, a collection of songs about mortality and coming to come to terms with the loss of a close friend after a severe car accident that happened during his teenage years. After 7 years in the works the album was finally released in the summer of 2017 by Naim Records to critical acclaim and has seen comparisons to Sparklehorse
, Penguin Cafe Orchestra
, Nick Drake
, Sufjan Stevens
, The Leisure Society
, and more.
"Elegiac, cathartic, rewarding, and beautifully moving."
★★★★ - Uncut Magazine
"A labour of love about life's transience and fragility."
★★★★ - Mojo
"An extended meditation on life, death and memory."
★★★★ - The Independent
"This profoundly personal album will linger long."
★★★★★ - Music News
"All told, it’s the kind of record you could obsess about; the kind of record you’ll foist on friends, music that you know you’ll be playing months from now. Highly recommended."
★★★★ - The Skinny
"It's one of the albums that just needs to be heard."
★★★★ - Norman Records