“Plenty of people in the world need shaming right now,” believes Giovanni James. But rather than explicitly implicating the subject of his animosity, the New York native would rather let listeners decide.
He tells The FADER, “I have my personal reasons for writing it, but would rather let the listeners’ own life narratives dictate the meaning for them. That’s the beauty of art – it has the ability to be interpreted on many levels depending on how it hits you.”
And it hits with every calculated move. “‘Shame On You’ is rockabilly, gut-bucket pop, rock, and soul madness,” he further explains. “Classic Americana circa 1950’s but somehow futuristic in a Stanley Kubrick kinda way. So in the spirit of Little Richard ‘Shut Up’ and click play.”