James Vickery shares “Tear It Apart” produced by Kenny Beats
London’s James Vickery, a distinct and powerful new voice in R&B, today shares “Tear It Apart” produced by Kenny Beats. Listen to “Tear It Apart” HERE.
Premiered yesterday on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, “Tear It Apart” is an ear-worm, recalling classic hooks from ’00s era R&B and pop. This is the second single from a forthcoming EP due out early 2020, following the quickly catching “Pressure.” The shimmering, dance-oriented single (produced by SG Lewis) is already over +1Million Spotify plays since October. Vickery purposefully chose to partner with a variety of producers on this EP to showcase the full spectrum of R&B, using each track to highlight elements of soul, pop. hip hop and electronic music.
On Monday, James played to a sold out crowd in London (at Oslo in Hackney) and later this month, he will make his USdebut in Los Angeles and NYC. All confirmed dates below.
Says James about the new track, “I wrote ‘Tear it Apart’ with Kenny Beats in our first ever session. It was a song I didn’t know I needed until I made it with him. Kenny asked me, ‘what’s on your mind?’ and honestly I didn’t know the answer. But by following his famous philosophy, D.O.T.S (don’t overthink shit), I was able to tap into a time when I was at my lowest and remember the only thing holding me together was one person. I owe that person everything. I can’t wait for everybody to hear this song that means the world to me.”
After James Vickery’s stunning COLORS session went viral last year (+16million views and counting), his impeccable falsetto and stirring live performances led to deals with Roc Nation and TH3RDBRAIN; garnered praise from Fader, Complex, Clash, Flaunt,among others; sold out shows at London’s prestigious Jazz Cafe & ‘BBC Introducing Live’; and even earned him a set at 2019’s Glastonbury festival. What makes his story even more incredible: Vickery was born deaf in his left ear and only learned he had a singing voice after completing vocal exercises in speech therapy.
Stay tuned for more James Vickery music and news coming soon.
James Vickery “Tear It Apart” is out now on TH3RDBRAIN Records
Stream or buy it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and more