Southern soul-pop singer Parson James returns with “If You’re Hearing This,” a new tropical summer dance anthem, perfectly primed for party playlists everywhere. The song is a collaboration with Australian multiplatinum ARIA-nominated producer/songwriter/Remixer Hook N Sling (AKA Anthony Maniscalco) and fellow RCA Records label mate, Betty Who. Out everywhere today via RCA Records, “If You’re Hearing This” was written by David Hodges, Hook N Sling, Carly Paige and Steven Solomon, with the latter serving as co-producer alongside Hook N Sling. Your new summer anthem has arrived! Watch the lyric video HERE.
This month, Parson joined forces with Billboard.com to celebrate “30 Days of Pride,” including a feature on some of his favorite LGBTQ icons as well as a video trivia series hosted by Louis Virtel and featuring MUNA, Shamir, Brayton Bowman and Bonnie McKee. Watch the first episode on LGBTQ musicians HERE.
Earlier this year, Parson James teamed up with New Zealand singer/songwriter Stan Walker for a lush, soulful cover of “Tennessee Whiskey” by American country music artist David Allan Coe which went on to become a viral success in Walker’s native New Zealand. Watch a performance of the duet HERE.
While he is busy working on his debut album, 2017 is certain to be a big one for the 24-year old singer, with both V Magazine and Teen Vogue calling him an “Artist to Watch in 2017.” Stay tuned for more new music later this year!