Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Jeffrey James and I’m an artist who lives and works out of Nashville, TN.  I make music and stuff! 

How would you describe your musical style?

I guess I’m a pop crooner. My music has a classic pop vibe (à la Sam Smith or Adele). It’s very melodic and personal.  

How did COVID-19 affect you as a music artist?

COVID forced me to think about the ways I collaborated with other writers and producers, and to find new ways to keep doing that. I really never stopped working last year. I just kept writing and recording from home. 

Was it difficult to try to collaborate remotely?

It was easier than I thought it would be, actually! Nothing can replace working in a room with someone, but if all parties are talented and creative, you can get just as much music work done and not lose the quality. Sometimes, you can even work faster because you can all be recording different parts of the same song at the same time. 

What can you tell us about your latest EP, “Songs I Found in the Year I Lost”?

It’s a mix of songs I recorded remotely in 2020. Most of the songs were written last year as well. But a couple were songs I re-discovered in my catalog, while I was forced to stay at home and think about what I wanted to say. Had the pandemic not happened, I know this EP and these songs wouldn’t have come together the way they did— that’s the silver lining, I guess!

How have you evolved since your 2019 “East London” EP?

I keep searching for my voice. Every time I think I’ve found it, I look for ways to grow and add to my sound. I learned so much about myself, personally and musically, working in London for two months making the East London EP. And I know my new music is a direct result of that growth. 

What was your experience like on NBC’s “Songland”?

Songland was a blast! They treated us so well and I got a masterclass in songwriting with Ryan Tedder! It both reaffirmed my own writing skills and motivated me to keep pushing what I think my limits are. 

What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?

Write, write, write!! Your next song might be your best, but the one after that will be even better! 

What’s next for your career?

More songs and touring. I really want to tour internationally!

What’s your life like outside of music?

I’ve got an amazing partner who is my biggest fan and constant motivator. She is my best friend and the love of my life. And we have a 4-month-old Frenchie named Kip (Kee-Poh) who is pretty dope!

Let the readers know where to find you online.

All the places! 

instagram.com/Jeffreyjamesoffical

twitter.com/jeffreyjames

facebook.com/jeffreyjamesmusic

JeffreyJames.com

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