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Boundaries | Harry Jay-Steele

Out now – Harry Jay-Steele’s debut album, Boundaries

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Naim Records is thrilled to announce the debut album from songwriter, guitarist and producer Harry Jay-Steele. Boundaries is available now on vinyl – in both standard and limited blue/white spatter editions -  on multiple music-streaming services, including Qobuz, Spotify and TIDAL, plus as a high-resolution download from the Naim Records store.

The long-awaited album follows acclaimed EP and single releases that saw Harry Jay-Steele named Artist of the Day in the Metro and Track of the Day in Clash Magazine. Meanwhile, Huffington Post dubbed Harry one of the top performers at Bestival; he also featured with Moses Boyd on his BBC 1Xtra residency and supported Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello.

Harry is a master of blending his eclectic range of influences; elements of Soul, Indie, African and Electronic Music are weaved into a rich tapestry of percussive rhythms, tasteful guitar work and deft poeticism. His music is a sonically adventurous experience, a complex and layered sound palette skilfully tied around his distinctive vocals.

Explaining the themes of his debut album, Harry says; “’Boundaries speaks of confronting the self and challenging its limitations, searching for a sense of home or trying to get back to the feeling of it [Harry’s childhood home was called Boundary farm]. It also alludes to the geographical crossroad of musical influence found on the record; from London to Lagos, Soweto to Chicago it’s all in there.”

Harry worked around the COVID restrictions by part-recording the album at home, then polishing in studio sessions ahead of the most recent lockdown.


 

The Naim Records Difference

Established in 1993 by Naim founder, Julian Vereker MBE (1945 – 2000), Naim Records is a platform for independent artists to express themselves with complete creative freedom.

Championing the technical as well as the artistic, we place great emphasis on sound quality and the recording process. The label has given a voice to musicians whose music may not have had the chance to be heard by a wider audience.

Naim Records is also a springboard for success: its award-winning family of artists have included Sons of Kemet, winners of the 2013 MOBO for Best Jazz Act.

As well as Harry Jay-Steele’s excellent new album, recent hot releases include the storming first single from new signing, Fable, alongside nu-folk singer Daudi Matsiko and contemporary jazz musician Yazz Ahmed. Discover more here at Naim Records and listen to the best of the label on our high-quality internet radio stations: Naim Radio HD; Naim Jazz HD and Naim Classical HD.

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