At this point in his career, it’s safe to say that James Vickery has well and truly become one of the UK’s most prominent R&B talents.
Melodic new single ‘Only You’ is taken from Vickery’s ‘Sheet Music’ EP (out now), and treats listeners to a sublime slice of dreamy and harmonious R&B.
“For the longest time I had the idea of putting a barbershop quartet into an R&B song. No particular reason, it was just a new take I hadn’t heard before. I took a trip to Toronto to work with some producers I kept tabs on for a while and this original idea turned into ‘Only You’. I took the idea back to London and developed the harmonies to make them fuller and almost chorale like. What came next was one of the most unusual yet beautiful songs I’ve ever made.”
Close to reaching one million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, Vickery looks set to take on his biggest year yet. James will perform in London and the US over the month of May, with dates listed below.
Produced by the legend that is SG Lewis, South London’s finest James Vickery returns today with the sensational ‘Finally’.
“‘Finally’ (almost ironically) always felt like the missing piece in my album. For the longest time I was missing this anthemic sounding song on the record, something that took me back to my electronic based roots of making music. I picture this being blasted full volume in a festival in the desert, one day, it will happen.”
James has also announced a special live performance at London’s Lafayette on Thursday 7th October. Tickets go on sale this Friday 9th July at 10am here.
“Spanish Rose is a song about complete infatuation. I was completely and utterly obsessed with every individual essence of this person at one point, this song is a testament to everything about them and all that I was feeling at the time of writing this.”