August 14, 2015
GAVIN JAMES’ NEW SINGLE “BITTER PILL” PREMIERED BY ZANE LOWE AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TODAY
Currently On Tour With Sam Smith Following
Tours With Tori Kelly And Kodaline
Gavin James’ newest single, “Bitter Pill,” made an impression out of the gate, when Zane Lowe premiered the soaring ballad his first week on air at Beats 1 Radio. The pop-laden single offers a glimpse into James’ anticipated forthcoming debut full-length on Capitol Records, following his The Book Of Love EP released earlier this year. The song is available for purchase starting today on iTunes or via stream on Spotify.
James’ distinct vocals and impassioned delivery have earned him a rapturous following overseas, and now, his impressive touring stints this year alongside Sam Smith, Tori Kelly and Kodaline have accelerated his fast-growing fanbase. “His unassuming manner and straightforward approach to play was no indication of the kind of voice that would come out of this man: the kind of soul and depth that James produced with just his voice and a single acoustic guitar was on another level,” exclaimed Creative Loafing.
The 23-year old artist grew up in a Dublin suburb and began playing guitar at age eight. Inspired by local heroes like Damien Rice and classic soul artists such as Sam Cooke, James played marathon three-hour shows at Dublin’s pubs during college, often performing seven nights a week. His original material soon began to connect and his very first single won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury – the Choice Prize for Song Of The Year.
Earlier this year, James stopped to perform the EP title track, “The Book Of Love,” on The Late, Late Show With James Corden as well as Dancing With The Stars. The song reacted instantly and landed in the Top 10 of iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and went platinum in Europe. Now, the Fraser T Smith-produced “Bitter Pill” may arguably advance his potential to be one of 2015’s international crossover-stories.