South London based R&B singer James Vickery returns with the first taster of his debut album – Somewhere, Out There.
Following his acclaimed EPs – Overture, Until Morning, and a COLORS session of over 22 million views, the singer has quickly confirmed himself as a rising star in the UK R&B scene.
Born deaf in one ear, the journey has not been easy for the singer.
Spending his early years in and out of the hospital, the singer was made to attend speech therapy. Yet, by complete accident, these speech sessions are what led Vickery to discover his love for singing.
“Growing up in and out of hospital with a hearing impairment was extremely tough for me… If I hadn’t started going to speech therapy at a young age, I’m not sure I would have ever found my voice. The truth is I found out I could sing, almost accidentally because of speech therapy, and never looked back since…”
Layered vocals floating over the subtle blend of lo-fi beats, the new release is a soulful treat that we can’t get enough of. Produced by Maths Time Joy with mixing from QMillion, the song is a love letter to those who have found themselves separated from loved ones during lockdown.
His soulful vocals provide a warm atmosphere that effortlessly masks the underlying mixed emotions of loneliness and hope.
Earning a permanent place in the playlist, Vickery’s new release gives us an exciting insight into what we can expect from his forthcoming album.