We’ve been talking about James Vickery for a while now, so we are beyond stoked to announce that the Brit singer’s debut album is finally here. The smooth crooner, who is signed with Roc Nation, dug into the depths of his soul to whip up a compilation of 10 fiercely passionate melodies for Songs That Made Me Feel. The R&B record came out this weekend, and you can feel while listening that he put his whole heart on the line to make it.
From the first note he hits on the very first track, “Rather Be”, you are hooked. Vickery’s sultry, emotional voice absolutely stuns on each and every song. His serenades brim with soul over the jazzy beats, sultry percussion, and low basslines courtesy of some of the hottest producers in the game, including SG Lewis, Pomo, and Jack Dine. And that piano on the bittersweet ballad “Save You”… sheesh. The whole album is start-to-finish chills.
James said this while talking about his debut:
I set out to make an album so true to myself. An album that is real R&B and Soul across the board despite numerous people advising me not to. I did that. I wrote about everything that happened in the last 2 years of my life, good and bad. I wrote near enough 200+ songs for this album, and the criteria was: If it doesn’t make me still feel a way after listening 10x then it didn’t make the cut.
You can listen to this silky record below. Enjoy!