Jamie-Lee Dimes Unpacks Family History in “Release Me”

Blending 60s rock with dreamy, melancholic folk, “Release Me” is a cathartic track which wrestles with complex feelings of trying to fit in in response to discrimination.

With more music to come, Jamie-Lee will be performing in SXSW’s official artist showcase and on the main stage at SXSW’s Aussie BBQ before hitting the road for an intimate string of March shows. Drawing inspiration from revolutionary artists such as Patti Smith, Cat Power, Kim Gordon, PJ Harvey, Grace Slick, and more, Jamie-Lee makes music to ignite conversations, ideas, and change in order to provide a voice for those in society who might not have one with a global perspective fueled by wanderlust and writing sessions all over the world. Jamie-Lee recently wrapped an international tour in support of her previously released singles “Waste of Time,” a reminder to walk forward on the path of uncertainty, and “Hide in My Head.” Both singles, alongside her cinematic 2016 EP Liminality, reflect her experiences living and studying dance in New York City, eventually merging Australian studies in music, classical ballet, drama, and contemporary choreography into her songwriting and music.