Written at a Mission District party, new single “Visions” premieres via MTV Hive, See the video for the track now via Nylon Guys.
Andrew St. James as photographed by Peter Ellenby
See Andrew St. James making his NYC club debut at Rockwood Music Hall on Fri., Nov. 22nd with an after-work set at 7:00PM sharp!
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“Visions” is the latest single and video by Andrew St. James
“This kid is headed for big things.” – USA Today
“He possesses remarkable lyricism and self-awareness.” – Interview
“Nothing short of stellar.” – Nylon Guys
“Vision-like recollections are the core of my perception,” Andrew St. James says of the inspiration for “Visions,” the latest track from his debut album Doldrums, out now. “I wrote it at a party in the Mission late last year. I have a funny little recording of it on my phone from that night. You can hear the party wailing in the background and a terribly out of tune piano. I freestyled the lyrics, but most of them ended up on the album anyway.”
For “Visions” video, St. James and producer Jim Greer “decided to roll to downtown Oakland for some quality fooling around,” according to the singer. “We brought along a Wurlitzer for some photos and set it down at a picnic table in the park.” Fooling around turned into filming and the snippets of the lighthearted day became the basis for the piece.
Incorporating a beyond-his-years lyrical vision with a unique gift for melody-making on Doldrums, 18-year-old St. James is emerging from the fog-enshrouded misty hills of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks. His music lands firmly in the alternative folk world, but displays a real knack for timeless songwriting skills.
Produced by St. James himself along with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (a platinum record recipient for his work with Foster The People), Doldrums is out now via the Island Jar/Fortune label. To date, Doldrums has received notice from USA Today, Interview Magazine, San Francisco Weekly, MTV Hive, Performer Magazine and Nylon Guys, among many others. St. James will makie his NYC club debut at Rockwood Music Hall on Fri., Nov. 22nd with an after-work set at 7:00PM sharp. Doldrums is currently streaming in full via American Songwriter.
Andrew St. James is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Andrew St. James
(Island Jar/Fortune – Out Now)
02. Maybe It’s Time For Me To Go
5. A Prayer For East Oakland
6. No Hurry (Subterfuge)
7. Nightmares Pt. 5
8. East of Eden
9. I’m All About You
11. Before The Flood
Andrew St. James Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion