Your Left Side by mi mye published on 2018-05-23T21:01:00Z The two mountains very close to where Jamie grew up in the Highlands of Scotland form the basis of this album - Ben Loyal and Ben Hope. Jamie started to think about the overwhelming powers shaping how a person develops, being loyal to what your loved ones believe and having hopes or dreams. The album also explores how people don't set out thinking they are doing something wrong and we are all motivated by the same things - everyone's scared, and everyone's kind. There are a couple of heartbreaking stories picked up from strangers overheard in Wakefield and Leeds - the man who's stroke prevents him dancing with his true love (Your Left Side), the passenger on the bus losing his temper and revealing he had seen someone die that morning (First Waltz), a young adult showing off to the friends he cares about and inadvertently ruining someone else's day (Hay Powerfool Leader). Eurodisney and If You Draw a Diamond reflect on childhood experiences of Emily and Jamie, how things were confused, amplified and indelibly etched in their formative personalities because they were too young to understand. Diamond is the love song of the album - Jamie couldn't grasp why, if diamonds were so expensive, you couldn't just draw a diamond shape and make money, how he couldn't understand how massive love was until it took hold of him. Although years out of the Highlands, and entrenched in city life in Wakefield, it is clear from the album that Jamie's early experiences crofting with his parents continue to provide the lens through which he views the world. Like how you deal with this year's disaster by first steeling yourself with memories of the last one (Before the Storm).