Sam Brookes - James | Track Review | By Volume

Understand that I am only as he made me: a faithful servant to all of the noise, all of the lights, all of the flashing in my head. Laura Stevenson - Wheel
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Sam Brookes


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Author: on March 13, 2014

Hearing “James” is a calming experience in so many ways. I’m of the opinion that much music touted as ‘relaxing’ is anything but; soft sounds and soft experiences are not synonymous. But “James” is soothing. It’s powerfully so; its melodies are currents with enough tow to pull a sonic focus but enough subtlety (courtesy of Brookes’ gorgeously unimposing voice and the layered harmonies) to feel like a tug on the sleeve rather than the wrist. “Nobody wants to live alone / And we all know it’s better to share than to own / And though the arms of a lover can be so comforting / We all need a little warning.”

“James” is the latest single from upcoming album Kairos, out March 17.



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