Following one of the the most exciting debuts of the year with “What You Do” (over 5M streams on Spotify and counting) James Gillespie has come forth with the unlikeliest covers, a stripped-back rendition of Pink’s “Don’t Let Me Get Me” – featured on today’s Spotify New Music Friday.
Evoking the kinds of sounds that earned artists like James Blake and Hozier instant kudos, the artist making music between spaces has stolen the attention of an ever-increasing audience of fans through composing heartfelt stories about missing home and missing loves left behind; the new seductions of the city and the darkness within it. The innate feeling, gravel-pounded vocal and technical ability make up a uniquely engaging artist.
Co-producing all of his own music, James is currently working with Andy Hall Hall (Jack Garrett, Rag n Bone Man) and is published by Good Soldier (Biffy Clyro, The 1975). This is the first release from a young man bringing a sorely-missed, natural enigma with only his voice and his stories.
With debut shows marked for Spring 2017, James Gillespie feels like something to get excited by.