Berlin based Australian soul singer, songwriter, and producer James Chatburn is back with the ‘Jewellery and Gold’ single, taken from his upcoming debut album ‘Faible’ This soulful track features a beautiful groove with an addictive baseline that will keep you swaying all night. It reminds me of classic John Legend for sure. He gets more passionate in the verses but keeps it laid back in the chorus creating a perfect balance. I listened to this track about five more times after the first time because the groove is just so captivating that you want more.
“It started off as a noughties Pharrell/Neptunesy kind of vibe, but then I replaced the original synth with a piano and I decided to go for this throwback soul feeling, coming back to this Neptune’s vibe in part c. As an indie artist, I don’t live off much money, but sometimes I think, damn it would be nice to have a little more, even if I know that’s not gonna solve anything”, James Chatburn explains.
Since touring with Jordan Rakei and The Internet, producing for Brooklyn’s rum.gold, releasing on Majestic Casual and Soulection and collaborating with Australian hip hop legends Hilltop Hoods on their certified Gold single ‘Higher’, 2020 will reveal the culmination of the last few years of persistence and discovery. I can’t wait to hear the full project, it’s going to rock the indusry for sure. Be sure to leave your feedback below and let him know you love this song as much I do.
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