A Reckoning Bell (2021) – Album

What can loss teach us about love and how do love’s small acts give a life meaning?

These questions have preoccupied me during the making of this album. Making music has always been a way of working out what I think, but in the midst of an intensely emotional time, it has also been a raft when the ground has given way.

But as much as music helps me, I don’t just make records for myself. I do it because I believe that music has a social function in allowing people to project themselves into and onto songs to come to know themselves and their own lives better. This belief gives me a sense of purpose and that is the spirit in which I offer this music to you, that it may be useful if it’s what you need.

I’m finding there’s no bottom to the well of human experience, that it just gets deeper and more complex. But hope is a wild thing and somehow the light always finds a crack.

This album is dedicated to my Mother – for never giving up.

Jamie Doe / The Magic Lantern
Winter 2021