- Introduce us to your project!
My name is Russell James and I am an Electronic Pop artist. I’ve played in many bands before and I just got tired of things not working out and having to rely on other people for my success. I finally decided to go solo because now, I only have to rely on myself. I’ve been solo for about a year now and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made musically.
- How did you start out?
I stopped joining/creating bands and concentrated on myself as an artist. I made a plan of what I wanted to accomplish and what I want my brand to represent. I began writing songs with my acoustic guitar and later got with a producer to create beats to fit the songs that I wrote.
- Describe your band’s sound.
Pop. Definitely poppy mixed with some slight rock and hip-hop variations of tracks.
- What influences your craft?
The inspiration for the content of my songs is mostly drawn from my own life experiences or from friends and family that are close to me.
- What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
Catchy melodies and relatable lyrical content. I believe those are the driving force behind my music.
- When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
My latest release is my new single “Comedown”. I also released a music video for the song which you can check out on YouTube and Facebook. The song is available on all major music outlets online. I really enjoy this song and I feel it really has a sound if its own. It has catchy melodies, a nice rhythm that sets the pace for the song, and many people can relate to the context of the lyrics as well. I’m definitely proud of this one.
- What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
All the expenses necessary to properly record, produce, mix and master, publish, and promote new songs. I have so much content I want to get out but unfortunately, I have to be responsible and stick to a budget. I could take shortcuts, but I want to make sure I’m doing everything possible to get the best quality content I’m able to provide to my fans. That means it will take longer to release new content, but the quality will be there.
- What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
Seeing someone sing your song back to you is probably one of the greatest feelings of achievement for a singer/songwriter. The first time that ever happened was definitely a major highlight. Extremely encouraging as an artist and a very proud moment.
- How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
I am currently writing, recording, and even collaborating with other artists. I’m also working on releasing multiple music videos this year along with a brand-new EP titled “Foundations”. It’s going to be a very busy year to say the least.
- When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
I would love to leave a positive impact on the world. Being able to have the ability to create something to positively impact someone’s life is a wonderful gift. If I can just help one person throughout their day and encourage them, it’s worth it to me in the end.