Jonathan Jeremiah’s new album “Horsepower For The Streets” evokes the soulful pop of decades past

With his fourth studio album “Good Day”, singer-songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah delivered a soulful masterpiece in 2018. After that, it became somewhat quiet around the London artist. Now the man with the warm baritone voice is finally back with his epic new album “Horsepower For The Streets” and seamlessly follows on from its predecessor – emotional, orchestral pop with lots of soul, deeply rooted in the 60s and 70s somewhere between Terry Callier and Lee Hazlewood.

Most of the new album was written in the countryside near Bordeaux, during breaks from Jonathan’s first tour of France, before the album was finally recorded in a monumental church in Amsterdam with a 20-piece string orchestra. Basically, “Horsepower For The Streets” is a concept album in eleven chapters that thrives on the lasting pain and fragility

The songs on it capture a special groove of earlier decades, with strumming guitars, majestic strings and warm, nostalgic harmonies. This is also the case with the title track, on which Jonathan’s vibrant, soulful voice and the profound lyrics meet a groovy rhythm section and strings à la Lalo Schifrin, Michael Kiwanuka or Terry Callier.

If you want to experience Jonathan Jeremiah live, you can already make a note of the dates of his German tour, which has been postponed to 2023:

10.04.23 Munich, Muffathalle
11.04.23 Erlangen, E-Werk
12.04.23 Mainz, Kuz
13.04.23 Cologne, Kantine
14.04.23 Leipzig, Werk 2
15.04.23 Berlin, Columbiatheater
16.04.23 Hanover, Pavillon
17.04.23 Hamburg, Factory

Read our 2018 interview with Jonathan Jeremiah HERE.

Photo by Glenn Dearing