Jamie Preston debuts with Take it Slow. With a unique blend of heartfelt storytelling and contemporary country pop sounds, Jamie aims to bring in listeners far and wide.
Take it Slow is a reflection of his diverse musical influences. “Morgan Wallen was one of the main artists I was listening to when I wrote this song,” he said.
The song was initially written by Jamie, but he collaborated with award winning artist and mentor, Lyn Bowtell, to fine-tune and bring out the best in it. “We swapped some things around to create a perfect balance,” Jamie explained.
Take it Slow is a song that tells the story of a hesitant romance. “There was a girl who I met, and the song is about love, falling in love, and wanting to give it a shot, but also about playing it cool, taking things slow,” he said. “It's about the ups and downs of love that many people can relate to, even if they might not know how to put those feelings into words.”
What sets this single apart is Jamie’s ability to create music that is both familiar and refreshingly new. “I wanted to create something relatable, something that many people would feel but might not know how to express,” he said. “I aim to connect with the audience through my music. I’d like to get this song out for everyone to hear and make my first mark on the country music scene, with hopes of eventually reaching the global country music scene,” he says.
“The whole sound of Take it Slow and the way it made me feel convinced me that it was the perfect first song,” he continued. “I love the vibe of it, and I knew it would be a great introduction to my style. I’m always looking to change it up, and my heart is set on country pop, which is what I'm into and what I enjoy listening to.” Jamie, currently in Year 10, plans to balance his music career with his studies, not diving into music production until he has finished his HSC.