Nashville-based singer and songwriter Jeffrey James announces his new EP, “Songs I Found in the Year I Lost” set to release on October 15th.
Pulling from a mix of new collaborations, forgotten demos, and previously unreleased songs, “Songs I Found in the Year I Lost” is a melodically sophisticated collection of 5 tracks that showcase Jeffrey’s rich vocals, narrative-driven lyricism, and cinematic instrumentation.
Explaining how the EP came about, Jeffrey writes, “2020 by all accounts should have been a big year for me. I released my ‘East London’ EP and featured it on NBC’s Songland. However, instead of touring and promoting my new music, I (like everyone else) was forced to stay home, with nothing to do but sit in my studio, work, and think.” Gripped by restlessness while suddenly housebound at the start of the pandemic, Jeffrey escaped into writing, creating and working remotely with collaborators spanning LA, London, and Nashville. Out of those sessions came ‘Sober’, ‘Making It Up’ and ‘Small Talk’.
The other two songs featured on the record are ‘In The Back of My Mind’ and ‘We Can Be Heroes’, both of which were written pre-pandemic but had previously been overlooked for other projects. ‘We Can Be Heroes’ was given new life after Jeffrey featured on NBC’s Songland in early 2020; his performance of the powerful pop ballad was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from both the show’s judges and the at-home audience.
Jeffrey James is an eclectic pop singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Pairing rich vocals, R&B stylings, and reflective lyricism, he creates svelte, brooding tracks that provide deep introspection on the human experience. Since his first project, the 2016 “Walls” EP, Jeffrey has continued to explore his sound and challenge himself to discover exactly what kind of artist he wants to be. In 2020, Jeffrey released his sophomore EP, “East London”, a project that took him to London for a month in search of collaborators who could challenge him artistically and help hone a sound that resonates with listeners around the globe.
Jeffrey’s music has been used in ads for Xbox Game Pass and Ford and featured in numerous TV shows and films including All-American, Jack Ryan, iZombie, Criminal Minds, Good Trouble, and Shameless, among others. He’s amassed millions of streams across his repertoire and tastemakers like Billboard, 1883 Magazine, and EARMILK have taken note. In addition to his own releases, Jeffrey has also become a coveted songwriter, penning tracks for artists like Megan Davies, Tungeaag & Raaban, and Matstubs.
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