Singer-songwriter Melissa James will be releasing her debut album later this month.
Day Dawns was three years in the making, and the craft and love put into its tracks is immediately apparent, with each one a heartfelt melange of jazz, soul, blues and folk (although often not at the same time…) crowned by James’ gorgeous, velvety voice.
Not quite convinced? Then have a listen to ‘I Need You Here’, a paean to a lost relationship, via James’ website right here.
Day Dawns is out via Slickersounds on June 25, and James will also be playing a special show to launch the album at London’s Green Note on June 21 – tickets are currently on sale.
Amy Bell – The Girls Are, June 2012