Pulling influences from some of the biggest names in classic rock, blues, folk and country, James Fox has poured his heart out into his upcoming album, introducing us to the music that saved his life.
Bringing diversity and range, this record was recorded and produced by Fox himself in his home studio in the heart of Wales during the tough summer we all just faced.
Flexing his multi-talented muscle, James played most of the instruments on the album, leaving the drums up be recorded by good friend Mike Sorrentino in Long Island NYC.
The 12 track album features a great range of not just moods of songs, but of varying genres heavily influenced by the folk and blues side of things. Opening song Nightfall features a heavy blues rock feel, with an anticipating crescendo lead by the drum beat amongst smooth vocals, leaving you captivated on each word.
Giving off a different vibe altogether, I Could Take You Down opens with a heavy guitar riff and strong country vocals. A striking drum pattern really drives this song, leaving you wanting more.
“This album was written during a year that most of us were forced to stop. I rediscovered music again and started writing songs for the first time in years. The songs needed to come out, it felt like it was writing itself from time to time. I started getting very reflective and sifting through my past for the first time. It was therapeutic in many ways but also exhausting, upsetting and difficult...
…I have been as honest as I can possibly be with the lyrics on this album and have talked about everything from my issues with gambling, loss of family, friends, the music business, my own demons and fears, right though to hope, finding new and real love and happiness and everything that was in between.” James Fox
James is not shy to the spotlight, claiming some pretty big feats in his career, including representing the country for Eurovision. He has also starred on London’s West End multiple times and had two UK top singles.
The performances don’t just isolate themselves to civillian audiences either, with Fox performing for Her Majesty the Queen on multiple occasions, also earning a Civilian Service Medal for his work entertaining the Armed Forces in Afghanistan and around the World.
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