Collaborating a wealth of world-class producers together with Jordon Manswell (Daniel Caesar), Fred Cox (Rag’n’Bone Man, Raye, Anne-Marie, Wretch 32), George Moore (Stormzy, NAO, Snoh Allegra, YEBBA), Maths Time Pleasure (Mahalia, FLO, NAO), and CVRE (Justin Bieber, Don Toliver), James Vickery’s latest EP ‘Sheet Music’ seems to construct upon the sensual textures of his earlier work and create the beginnings of the following part inside his musical evolution.
Talking about his new EP, James stated, “I had a really clear vision pretty early on about what I wanted my new EP ‘Sheet Music’ to be themed on in the writing process. It’s about passion and euphoria, it’s a collection of music that you play when you’ve found the love of your life and you’re alone with them. ‘Sheet Music’ is best played alone with your life partner – it’s to be paired with red wine, a scented candle, silk sheets, and the lights turned all the way down.”
Showcased by the collection’s opening track, “Solely You” perfectly illustrates the rich and luxurious tones he has been pursuing for his newest release. Accompanied by a stunning video, shot in collaboration with NIKON x MAHOGANY and directed by Kemi Anna Adeeko, the new visuals give a broader and more elevated sense of his emotional drive throughout his current guise.
Adding about “Solely You”, James says, “For the longest time I had the concept of placing a barbershop quartet into an R&B tune. No explicit purpose, it was only a new take I hadn’t heard earlier than. I took a visit to Toronto to work with some producers I saved tabs on for some time and this authentic thought became Solely You. I took the concept again to London and developed the harmonies to make them fuller and nearly chorale like. What got here subsequent was some of the uncommon but lovely songs I’ve ever made.”
While director Kemi explained her motivation, “After I heard the observe “Only You” by James Vickery I used to be impressed by its soulful and dreamy tone and knew I needed that to translate visually. I used to be impressed by the sleek motion of ballerina’s and when connecting with James he was on the identical web page in wanting it to be ethereal and delicate. We needed to speak what the sensation of infatuation and being fully in awe of somebody’s magnificence is like. I am so proud of the end result we have now and I am past grateful for the unimaginable crew and ensemble for bringing the imaginative and prescient to life.
“It has been wonderful working with Nikon and Mahogany who’ve been invested and trusting of my artistic course of.”
James Vickey may even be venturing on tour in Might, kicking issues off at London’s Islington Academy on Might 4th, earlier than heading to North America to carry out a run of intimate stay appearances in Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York Metropolis as he continues his dominant world attraction. Tickets for his subsequent tour are on sale now and the complete record of reveals will be discovered under.
James Vickey Worldwide Present Dates
Thursday 4th Might – London – Islington Meeting Corridor
Thursday 18th Might – LA – Moroccan Lounge (offered out)
Friday nineteenth Might – LA – Moroccan Lounge
Sunday twenty first Might – Toronto – Drake Underground (offered out)
Tuesday twenty third Might – NYC – Child’s All Proper
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