Growing up in New York, singer-songwriter Emily James spent her youth immersed in the diverse culture the city had to offer, gravitating towards musical expression and turning her passion into talent, inspired by such timeless musical influences as Adele, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac. With her natural affinity for songwriting, James began writing her own music when she was just 10 years old, first on piano, and a few years later, guitar.
In 2015, James moved with her family to the songwriting capital of the world, Nashville, and soon after, released her self-penned and self-titled debut EP. A year and a half later, at the humble age of 18, she released her debut album, Til the Morning, which was written by James and produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), and spans multiple genres, incorporating flavours of pop, rock, blues, Americana, and folk.
Emily James relocated to Los Angeles in the summer of 2017 and has been writing and producing for her forthcoming EP. Whetting our appetites for this release, we hear another chapter in her ever-unfolding story, I Saw Your Face. A slow-burning, emotionally intimate ballad that shirks any modern trend, James wears her heart on her sleeve, sharing her aperture on modern love.
“It was important to me that the production of the song mirrored the story being unfolded through the lyrics. “I Saw Your Face” depicts the many layers of overwhelming emotion that go into resisting your true feelings for someone. I wanted to take the listener on a journey through the highs and lows of all of these emotions, culminating in a wave of sounds surrounding them.”