Jodie Abacus

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You can credit abject misery with Jodie Abacus writing “I’ll Be That Friend”, the feel-good song of this summer to come. The south London keyboard man’s annus horribilis was 2013, a year during which he threw every penny he had at launching a music career that stubbornly refused to take off, almost died of pneumonia and then, as the icing on a particularly nasty-tasting cake, split up with his girlfriend of five years.

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