Following the March release of his debut mini-album Songs From The Pyre, Surrey singer-songwriter Second Hand Poet has released his beautifully stark new single and video Loving You. The hypnotic new track showcases his poignant lyrics, yearning vocals and ambient folk soundscapes, and follows acclaim from BBC Introducing and new music press.
“Loving You is a track that has evolved over the years – the song has changed names, structure and meaning many times over,” explains Tipson. “Originally a love song, the song went unreleased over such a long period that it ended up being a song about hope in the aftermath of a love that disappeared between two people. I’ve likened it before to dressing up a corpse to look its absolute finest before its final resting place – it’s an almost closure to the past.”
Second Hand Poet is the secretive moniker of Jamie Tipson. In his relatively short career so far, Second Hand Poet has risen up from years of open mic nights in London to tours with Placebo and Paper Aeroplanes and appearances at Guilfest and Oxjam. He was also one of the finalists in the Emerging Talent Competition for Glastonbury and has performed sessions for Ont’ Sofa, Gibson Guitars and Oak Sessions. The new mini album Songs For The Pyre is a collection of songs that have featured on various long-vanished demo EPs, and bear the mark of Tipson’s songwriting at its most unguarded and brutally honest. Produced by Franc Cinelli in London, the album uses Tipson’s DIY ethic as a point of departure, expanding the sonic palette while retaining the heart and soul of each song.