Americana Duet with Robert Ellis. - Jamie McDell: Worst Crime
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posted 27 Oct 2019 by Krister Axel
Retraces the steps of a lost love, with equal helpings of country roots and self-incrimination.

We've covered Jamie before; her swift ascent to the top of the Americana charts began with three NZ Music Award nominations, and a win for Best Pop Album of 2013. Her subsequent release had a track featured on American TV series Pretty Little Liars, and since then her star has continued to rise.

For Jamie McDell, it was the music of her childhood that would form the fundamental elements of what excited her the most about songwriting: an honest vocal, lots of acoustic guitar, and a deep respect for the art of storytelling. Worst Crime is featured on The Botox EP, and presents a collaboration with New West Records artist Robert Ellis. This reflective and wistful track retraces the steps of a lost love, with equal helpings of country roots and self-incrimination. The flowing Americana band-sound of strumming guitars, live acoustic drums, and prominent lap-steel contributes a beautiful sense of acceptance and a peaceful resolution for past mistakes. Worst Crime presents Jamie McDell at her best, with a mid-tempo roots-shuffle, tucked behind a gorgeous duet-driven finish with Robert Ellis.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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