Music

The Scene

The Radar: JVCK James

mm
Mon 29 May, 2017

Keeping his ear to the soulful underground, Soulfultiz checks out the debut single from London’s JVCK James.

Curating festivals means that you are often sent some real gems out of the blue.

Whilst putting together the bill for last year’s Liverpool SoulFest, I was turned on to an 18 year old man from East London who goes by the name of JVCK James.

Born James Anderson, he has been around for four or five years.  Like a lot of up and comers, he has made a bit of a name for himself on YouTube. Of note, his cover of Whitney Houston‘s I Have Nothing managed to get over a million views.

Six months ago, he released A House Is Not a Home as a free download on Soundcloud. The song was two and a half minutes of pure pleasure, laying the ground work for his first official single release, Extroverted Lovers.

Listening to the track, there is a clear influence of late 90s/early 00s neo soul. It is not surprising that he cites the likes of Frank Ocean and Brandy among his inspirations. There is also a reference to Jodeci, one of the great New Jack Swing-era groups – a fine place for any youngster to start.

All said, within the first few seconds of Extroverted Lovers, it was pretty clear that JVCK James is going places. He is wise beyond his years, and I can’t wait to see his next move.

  • Image: artist’s Facebook page
  • Follow Soulfultiz on Twitter: @soulfultiz

 

Comments

Donate

Search

Click to visit advertiser

Events Calendar

« August 2017 » loading...
M T W T F S S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Mon 21

Conor Oberst

August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 22

The Shins

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 26

Pond

August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sun 27

Loathe

August 27 @ 7:00 pm

Categories

Popular Stories

Social Media

Got a story or want to ask a question?

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close