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Canadian Singer-Songwriter Jamie Fine Has Released Debut Solo EP 'eight gardengate'

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Canadian singer/songwriter Jamie Fine has released her debut solo EP, eight gardengate

“If you listen to this EP from top to bottom – track one through six – it begins with me in one of the hardest places of my life and ends with me in arguably the best place I’ve ever been in,” Jamie says about the EP, “being the happiest, feeling the most grounded and surrounded by the best people. It’s not just about me going through something, it’s about me getting through it and being able to tangibly close a chapter to move on to the next one. I felt it was a great debut solo project to tell my story and set listeners up for the raw, emotional, and honest music they can expect to be getting from me.” The 6-track body of work encompasses Jamie’s journey so far as a solo artist, while on the mission to craft a style that is completely her own. Entering a space of creativity and honesty, she delivers a collection of songs that displays her music the way she envisioned it: consistent, unfiltered, and transparent. eight gardengate was my childhood home and it was a place I really relied on for comfort,” She says, “it was such an important space for me, so when my parents decided to sell it when I was around 26, I was devastated. I felt that I was losing my safe place when I hadn’t had to the chance to create my own yet. After it sold, it was almost like this catalyst for a series of difficult things happening, one directly after the other, many of which I talk about throughout the EP. The combination of all of them admittedly felt pretty un-survivable at one point, which is why I thought it was such a fitting title for this project – it was also something I had to let go of.”

Jamie reached platinum heights in the duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, scoring a series of chart-topping songs in Canada. As another stepping stone on the journey, it paved the way for her to emerge as a solo artist in 2020 with her first single, “Sellout.” In May, she re-introduced herself and announced signing with Universal Music Canada and ignited this new chapter with “Confessions”.

Jamie Fine’s music might be the only thing that’s as lively as her personality. A proud open book, the Ottawa-born singer, songwriter, and artist is smart, talented, hilarious, and most of all honest. She’s the kind of dynamic presence who inspires the rest of us to be a little bit louder, a tad more fearless, and just better all around.

As a kid, Jamie gravitated towards music. It provided solace from bullying and moments when her family just didn’t understand. In addition to listening to Black Eyed Peas, and Nickelback, she loved hip-hop, spinning old school J. Cole on repeat in between performing at multicultural shows in high school. She opted to attend culinary school instead of university and launched her own catering business upon graduating. Following a creative awakening, she chose to quit the business and pursue music full-time in 2017. She reached platinum heights in the duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, scoring a series of smashes in Canada. 2020 saw her step out solo and craft a signature style of her own. She has re-introduced herself on a series of singles and her debut EP for Universal Music Canada, eight gardengate is out now.

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