At the start of 2021, producer and songwriter Feranmi Ogunseyinde (Fez) and singer-songwriter Jemimah Paine collaborated to write 'Friend', a song about Jemimah’s journey that speaks to her musical past and how she has seen God’s faithfulness through the highs and lows.
The whispered, layered vocals create the feeling that the listener is eavesdropping in on a conversation that Jemimah is having with God. The chorus describes how even when we make mistakes and hit ‘ground zero’, God is always there, not only to fall with us but also to lift us up and out of any difficult place we find ourselves in.
Jemimah says: ‘It took us two hours to write this song from start to finish and I love the honesty that this song begins with. I love the simple electric guitar melody that is played in the pre-chorus which flows beautifully into the chorus. Fez is such an incredible songwriter and producer and it is always a huge honour to be able to work with him!’
Jemimah is a classically-trained singer/songwriter, singing teacher & worship leader based in West London. Originally from the Island of Guernsey, Jemimah has sung since she was 7 and taught singing for the past 5 years. She moved to London in 2014 to study Theology, Music & Worship at London School of Theology. Jemimah has sung as a guest soloist for various concerts in Guernsey, London & Amsterdam.
She leads worship regularly at her local Church in Hammersmith & has been leading worship for a conference called Lifestream Europe over the past 4 years in Belgium. In January 2020 Jemimah released her debut EP ‘Anthem’s. All songs on the EP are original. During lockdown 2020 Jemimah was involved in a number of music collaboration and co-writing projects and has released her second single ‘Use Me’ in September 2020 which is co-written by Fez, a South London based songwriter and producer and founder of OL creative. She is currently working towards another EP called 'Friend' which will release this summer.
Over the past few years Jemimah’s music has been played on BBC Guernsey & Jersey, UCB 1 and 2 and Connect Radio in the UK. She has been involved in events and performances with Graham Kendrick, James Bourne (Busted), David Gest, & the National TV awards.