Nic Cester takes lead on new Jaded Hearts Club single This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me)

Nic Cester with Jet in London on their Get Born 15th anniversary tour (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

Nic Cester with Jet in London on their Get Born 15th anniversary tour (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

The Jaded Hearts Club have unveiled their latest single This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me).

After being formed as an occasional live covers band in 2018 by guitarist and one-time Transcopic Records boss Jamie Davis, the collective has since grown to include the likes of Matt Bellamy, Miles Kane, Graham Coxon and Nic Cester, and it’s the latter who helms the vocals for this take on the Marvin Gaye soul rarity.

“As soon as I heard This Love Starved Heart Of Mine I knew Nic Cester from Jet is one of the few people who could actually sing it,” Davis remembers. “Nic’s vocal has that gut-wrenching on-pitch scream and raw charisma that provide the driving power needed. The track is like a runaway train – big, brassy, brash…a soul classic.”

“Learning to sing a song like this and giving it the respect it deserves meant really studying it with microscopic detail and then trying to forget it all again,” Cester adds. “The ease at which Marvin navigates his way through all the phrasing is so unbelievably effortless – I loved looking at the work of someone that talented. You really recognize and appreciate the soul of the man.”

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