Providing the second preview of what fans can expect from Jamie Webster’s third album, 10 For The People, confirmed for release on Friday February 2nd, 2024 on Modern Sky, the rousing “Fickle Fran” sees the Scouser team up with Billy Bragg for the rousing anthem.
Pulled together by their articulate depictions of working-class interests, Webster and Bragg’s inevitable studio collaboration follows Jamie’s performance on Billy’s specially-curated Left Field Stage at Glastonbury this summer.
Check out the single here:
Webster says of the track:
“‘Fickle Fran’ is a song about the spirit and the defiance of the working class. I was thinking back to the days of a ‘salesman’ knocking door to door with clothes off the back of lorries. He was always both cynical and optimistic which is where the fickle idea comes from.”
He continues, “He’d always moan about how his clothes weren’t selling the way he thought, but come the next season of weather he had the perfect product that would make up for his shortcomings. This was before online shopping and also way before websites that sell fake products. I often wonder how he’d survive in the modern world. His defiance would always prevail however, as I remember his most unforgettable sign-off quote …
‘Still though mate, I’d rather this than work in Dixons any day of the week!’”
Next up for Webster is a Winter tour of the UK which has already seen a number of dates either sell-out or be upgraded to bigger venues. Following the release of the album, Webster will play a huge outdoor show in his home city of Liverpool next Summer.
11/09 – Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
11/11 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
11/13 – Bristol, O2 Academy
11/14 – Sheffield, O2 Academy – UPGRADED
11/16 – London, Roundhouse
11/17 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
11/18 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
07/12 – Liverpool, Sefton Park
Jamie Webster will release 10 For The People on February 2nd, 2024 and you can find out more by visiting his Official Website.