Spotlight On: James Hersey

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As a music blogger I am told about a lot of new releases daily, and it's usually always wonderful to go through all those emails.
I'm in the lucky position of getting new, fantastic music delivered to my ears.

And whenever I find those artists that just absolutely convince me with their talent, I can't wait to share them with you.
Of course that's exactly what I do on house in the sand and today shall be no exception, so let's get into it!

James Hersey is a singer/songwriter from Vienna, Austria, his father is from America.
The first thing you'll notice, when you listen to his music, is the variety of genres he mixes together.
He blends singer/songwriter elements with electronic synth beats. Some songs could be classified as indie-pop, some as alternative.

His love for multiple genres started to develop in his childhood. At the age of nine years James learned to play the cello and drums. Four years later he got his first e-guitar.
He was part of his school's choir and played in punkbands afterwards. Through school mates he soon learned more about hip hop.

James released his first EP, the James Hersey EP, in 2010. It was written and recorded by himself. The song "Promises" got him his first radio plays.

With his first earned money James travelled to London, New York, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas - looking for inspiration.
The results of his inspiration travels are present on his EP "Twelve" (released in 2012) which he recorded after his return to Vienna.

And now were waiting for James' debut album "Clarity" which will be released on 27th February 2015.

Check out the official music video for "What I've Done" here:

James Hersey online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube

Thank you for reading!

Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: James Hersey Facebook


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