Jonathan Jeremiah has confirmed details of his new album, Horsepower For The Streets, and shares the record’s title track as an opening taster. This is the fifth album from the London-based Brit as well as his second on [PIAS] Recordings. The album is due to be released on CD/LP/Ltd. LP (D2C only)/Digital on September 09, 2022.   

The new song is arguably the essence of Jonathan’s musical output. His vibrant soulful voice and powerful lyrics meet a groovy rhythm section and insanely well-arranged strings that are reminiscent of iconic productions by Lalo Schifrin, Michael Kiwanuka and Terry Callier.


The album opener might conjure up images of boy racers and revved up emotions. In actuality, it’s a quote from an old acquaintance in Berlin, a rallying cry, a positive vibe. The album arrives after a time that, let’s be honest, has been quite tough.  This is an album of its
time, of hardships endured, rhodium thieves sighted across the road, sirens wailing on their way to the hospital – while the songwriter sings: “So come bring it in sisters if you need it / I’ve cut you new rhythm for your spirits / ‘Cause it’s a wild world / That’s why I’m sending it / All my love, harmony and horsepower for the streets”.

“Perhaps knowing I’m a detached character in many ways, that doesn’t stop me from caring or wanting to show some love and attention to others”, Jonathan adds. “I guess I just think I could show such things through song.” 

Jonathan Jeremiah’s first, acclaimed album – A Solitary Man, described by the BBC as “elegant and soulful, a luscious artefact of 1970s songwriting class” – was released in 2011. It earned gold status in Holland, where it charted at No.3, and also reached No. 11 in
Germany and Belgium. Two further albums, 2012’s Gold Dust and 2015’s Oh Desire, earned him further accolades, not least a phone call from legendary James Bond composer John Barry. 

Much of the new album was written in Saint-Pierre-De-Côle, the countryside beyond Bordeaux, during breaks in Jeremiah’s first tour of France, before the album was recorded in a renovated monumental church in Amsterdam, with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, a 20-piece string orchestra.

Tracklist Horsepower For The Streets: 

1. Horsepower For The Streets
2. You Make Me Feel This Way
3. Cut A Black Diamond
4. Small Mercies
5. The Rope
6. Restless Heart
7. Youngblood
8. Ten-storey Falling
9. Early Warning Sign
10. Lucky
11. Sirens In The Silence

Live Dates:
17.09.22 France – Paris Backstage by The Mill
18.09.22 Belgium – Antwerp Trix
20.09.22 Germany – Munich Muffathalle 
21.09.22 Germany – Erlangen E-Werk
22.09.22 Germany – Mainz Kuz
23.09.22 Germany – Leipzig Werk 2
24.09.22 Germany – Berlin Metropol
25.09.22 Germany – Hamburg Fabrik 
26.09.22 Germany – Cologne Live Music Hall 
27.09.22 Germany – Hannover Pavillon
28.09.22 Netherlands – Nijmegen Doornroosje
29.09.22 Netherlands – Amsterdam Paradiso
30.09.22 Netherlands – Maastricht Muziekgieterij
01.10.22 Netherlands – The Hague Paard
02.10.22 Netherlands – Groningen Oosterpoort