First Listen: BR James finds a new "Friend"

(November 26, 2017) For budding singer/songwriter BR James, who has slowly built a fan base in his native England and received love from BBC Radio, 2016 was the crowning achievement with a Best Newcomer of the Year nomination at the GSMC Music Awards.  His latest release, the E.P., You And Me on a Mission, covers a riveting blend of pop, rock and R&B with stories of love’s transformations such as “His Song, Her Story” and “Don’t Give Up.”  Whether he performs with a full band or behind the piano, James’ storytelling always takes center stage. 

The live rendition on YouTube of “The Friend I Never Had” from the aforementioned E.P. finds James’ voice cracking with a yearning in committing to a special love that affects him quite deeply. James’ intimate storyline and the raw sentiments that drive “The Friend I Never Had” are two compelling elements of why this deserves a First Listen.   

(November 26, 2017) For budding singer/songwriter BR James, who has slowly built a fan base in his native England and received love from BBC Radio, 2016 was the crowning achievement with a Best Newcomer of the Year nomination at the GSMC Music Awards.  His latest release, the E.P., You And Me on a Mission, covers a riveting blend of pop, rock and R&B with stories of love’s transformations such as “His Song, Her Story” and “Don’t Give Up.”  Whether he performs with a full band or behind the piano, James’ storytelling always takes center stage. 

The live rendition on YouTube of “The Friend I Never Had” from the aforementioned E.P. finds James’ voice cracking with a yearning in committing to a special love that affects him quite deeply. James’ intimate storyline and the raw sentiments that drive “The Friend I Never Had” are two compelling elements of why this deserves a First Listen.   

By Peggy Oliver

BR James – “The Friend I Never Had”

 
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