The English born, Scottish-raised alternative singer/songwriter James Gillespie continues to emerge as one of the most quietly remarkable artists coming out of the city right now. Following on from his debut release “What You Do” (racing to over 15M streams) and “Dead in The Water”, James comes through with a brand new offering, “Good Life”. Listen here
Evoking the kinds of natural technical ability and vocal prowess that earned artists like James Blake and Hozier instant kudos, James’ comet-like entrance into the musical ether last year has seen him headline a sold-out Lexington and drop a uniquely unorthodox version of P!nk’s “Don’t Let Me Get Me” that made it to the ears of the superstar , who promptly demanded James perform it with her at her headline set at V Festival.
“Good Life” emerges as a swaggering, jagged yet remarkably summery offering that continues the hype around James’ ability – this time to craft lighter, more poignant hooks as much as he clearly can with darker electronic influences. Speaking on the track, James states: “It’s about getting a taste of everything you ever wanted… and never wanting to let it go.”
Co-producing all of his own music, James is currently working with Andy Hall Hall (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) and is published by Good Soldier (Biffy Clyro, The 1975). With a new headline show confirmed for Omeara on 25th June, the emerging singer/songwriter continues to define himself as one of the hottest new artists coming out of the city.