Jonathan Jeremiah announces album, Horsepower For The Streets, due 9th September on [PIAS] Records

Listen to the title-track here

Jonathan Jeremiah has confirmed details of his new album, “Horsepower For The Streets”, and the release today of the record’s title track as its opening taster. The album is the London-based artist's fifth, as well as his second for [PIAS] Recordings, and will be released on CD/LP/Ltd. LP (D2C only)/Digital on 9th September 2022.

The new song is arguably the essence of Jonathan's musical output. His vibrant soulful voice and deep lyrics, meet a groovy rhythm section and insanely well-arranged strings that are reminiscent of iconic productions by Lalo Schifrin, Michael Kiwanuka and Terry Callier.

Jonathan Jeremiah - Horsepower For The Streets

Fifth album from London-based soulful songwriter, FFO Michael Kiwanuka, Lalo Schifrin, Terry Callier

Label: [PIAS] Recordings

Album Release:09/09/22

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The album opener might conjure up images of boy racers, revved up emotions. In actual fact, it’s a quote from an old acquaintance in Berlin, a rallying cry, a positive vibe. Which arrives just in time after a couple of years which, let’s be honest, have been pretty tough going.

This is an album of its time, of hardships endured, rhodium thieves sighted across the road, sirens wailing on their way to the hospital - while the sonwgriter sings: "So come bring it in sisters if you need it / I’ve cut you new rhythm for your spirits / ‘Cause it’s a wild world / That’s why I’m sending it / All my love, harmony and horsepower for the streets".

“Perhaps knowing I’m a detached character in many ways, that doesn’t stop me from caring or wanting to show some love and attention to others", Jonathan adds. "I guess I just think I could show such things through song.”Jonathan Jeremiah’s first, acclaimed album – “A Solitary Man”, described by the BBC as “elegant and soulful, a luscious artefact of 1970s songwriting class” – was released in 2011. It earned gold status in Holland, where it charted at No.3, and also reached No. 11 in Germany and Belgium. Two further albums, 2012’s “Gold Dust” and 2015’s “Oh Desire”, earned him further accolades, not least a phone call from legendary James Bond composer John Barry.

Much of the new album was written in Saint-Pierre-De-Côle, the countryside beyond Bordeaux, during breaks in Jeremiah’s first tour of France, before the album was recorded in a renovated monumental church in Amsterdam, with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, a 20-piece string orchestra.

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Tracklist “Horsepower For The Streets”:

1. Horsepower For The Streets

2. You Make Me Feel This Way

3. Cut A Black Diamond

4. Small Mercies

5. The Rope

6. Restless Heart

7. Youngblood

8. Ten-storey Falling

9. Early Warning Sign

10. Lucky

11. Sirens In The Silence


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