Jamie Webster's 10 For The People is the folk troubadour's rallying cry for everyone who feels like their voice isn’t being heard. Guests include Billy Bragg.
Jamie Webster doesn’t just write songs, he delivers a message. And on his third album, 10 For The People, produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Kylie Minogue), Webster's voice rings loud and clear, brimming with stories, lessons, and calls to action. For Webster, the album is a tribute to the everyday heroes - the working class people who form the backbone of society. Recorded over the past 18 months in various studio settings, including Rockfield Studios in south Wales and Webster's own studio in his hometown, 10 For The People was a labor of love for the people who labor, a reflection of Webster's commitment to his community.
Since his debut album We Get By in 2020, Webster has carved out a niche for himself as a voice for the masses, delivering towering anthems that resonate with listeners across the land. While his songwriting has evolved, the hard-hitting storytelling that made his name remains, offering a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. Take his breakout single "Weekend In Paradise," which captures the essence of living for the weekend, a sentiment that resonates with anyone working a nine-to-five job. With over 20 million streams on Spotify alone, the song's success speaks volumes about Webster's ability to connect with people on a natural level.
As Webster explains it, the album is a response to the question: Who are these albums written for? With 10 For The People, he offers a resounding answer: for the everyday people who make the world go round, for those who are too often overlooked and underestimated. Musically speaking, 10 For The People is as diverse as the people he created it for, drawing inspiration from a range of influences which include Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Sam Fender and Billy Bragg who guests on "Fickle Fran." As Webster himself puts it, "This album is conceptually about everyday life. And musically speaking, it couldn't be any bigger." Ultimately, 10 For The People may be just an album, but it's also a rallying cry for change, a celebration of resilience, and a reminder that music has the power to unite us all. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to his music, there’s room for all of us here, and 10 For The People is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.