Following his latest critically-acclaimed release ‘Him.Her’, English born, Scottish-raised alternative singer/songwriter James Gillespie continues to emerge as one of the most interesting and versatile artists coming out of the city. Following on from his notable debut release “What You Do”, James comes through with his brand-new offering ‘Beyond Today’. Watch here
Evoking the kinds of natural technical ability and vocal prowess that earned artists like James Blake and Hozier instant kudos, James’ own comet-like entrance into the scene last year has seen him headline a sold-out date at London’s Lexington and drop his own version of P!nk’s “Don’t Let Me Get Me” that made it to the ears of the superstar – who promptly asked him to perform it with her at her headline set at V Festival last year.
The remarkable story continues with ‘Beyond Today’ – a deeply confessional, searing account of vulnerability. Speaking on the track, James states: “Sometimes when life is at its darkest it’s hard to know who you are. Who to turn to when you need someone. The darker the times the darker I become. It’s hard to see what’s right or wrong when there is no light in sight. And it becomes impossible to see beyond today.”
Co-producing all of his own music, James is currently working with Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), Andy Hall Hall (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) and published by Good Soldier (Biffy Clyro, The 1975, Freya Ridings). The company James is keeping alongside his notable entrance – selling out his debut headline London show at O’Meara – will continue the intrigue around this unorthodox rising artist.